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Week 7
“From migrant to immigrant: Domestic workers settle in Vancouver,
Canada.” - Pratt 2003
Research compiles interviews from 15 Filipinas; most of them
experiencing long term downward occupational mobility and continue
to work as domestic housekeepers, home care workers, etc
Contention: “this labour market outcome can be understood within
these women’s social responsibilities and network” - they have
continued financial responsibilities to their families in their homeland
are are limited in Vancouver
one benefit of them not being at home: they can use their
remittances to buy properties in the philippines
but this is outweighed by the costs of family relocation
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