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IS M54 A88 2007 (COL)
Migration control : the life stories of sixteen Filipina caregivers in Canada under the live-in caregiver program
by Astilla, Ma. Editha Q.
194 leaves ; computer print-out

©2007 Published by The Authors
Added Authors:  Federizo, Norbe Loraine G.; Pelayo, Ritchelle Joy F.
Thesis:  (International Studies) -- Miriam College, 2007.
Abstract This research paper is a study on the life stories of sixteen Filipina live-in caregivers in Canada under the Live-In Caregiver Program. This study aims to analyze if the life stories of the sixteen Filipina live-in caregivers manifest migration control. This study aims to answer the objectives of the research which are 1) to provide a background on the "push-and pull" factors of migration and the live-in caregiver program in Canada; 2) to present the life stories of Filipina caregivers under the LCP of Canada; 3) to explain how the life-stories of Filipina live-in caregivers manifest migration control using the Re-oriented Historical-Structural Migration Theory. The study focuses on the life stories of sixteen Filipina migrant workers gained through their experiences as caregivers in Canada under the LCP in manifesting the migration control. The researchers will use Life-Story method through an intensive interview with the selected respondents who are working as caregivers in Canada. Using the Katharyn Gibson and Julie Graham's Reoriented Historical Structural Migration Theory, this study establishes four manifestations of migration control-(1) 2-3 years of completing the 24 months of live-in caregiver service; (2) Breaking the LCP contract; (3) Applying for Permanent Residency Status; (4) Finding new career. In response to the framework of the study, the dynamics between "economic location" and the "individual" manifests uneven bargaining power. Canada as the "economic location" through which the policies of the Live0In Caregiver Program are implemented enjoys the full benefit of cheap labor from surplus countries like the Philippines. It is therefore to the fullest interest of Canada to "control individuals (i.e. live-in caregivers) by restricting physical movement (visits to the Philippines for example is not allowed during the 24 month period) and career movement (difficulty to graduate from the live0in caregiver employment opportunities.)
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