This is an economic analysis of the impact of cross-border remittances sent from Italy to the Philippines, particularly those sent by women. Focusing on Filipino immigrants to Italy, the book examines the role of remittances sent by Filipino women from Italy to the Philippines. The authors emphasize that the role of Filipino women is important, because there is such a large proportion of them among Italy's emigrant community and their remittances have a significant impact upon Filipino households and local development. Overall, this book serves a case study for the broader debate over international migration and national development as well as the positive and negative effect of remittances upon women migrants.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 120
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