Transnational social networks and development : a case study of Filipino nurses in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Tastsoglou, Evangelia
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Tubo, Maxroxas Villanueva
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-15T17:36:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-15T17:36:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other HD6305 F55 T83 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22990
dc.description 213 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 186-213).
dc.description.abstract This paper fleshes out Filipino transnationalism as experienced by migrant nurses in Halifax. The first part of transnational circle is the migration of professionals, traveling to Canada from the Philippines through Saudi Arabia; the second part involves economic and social remittances sent by the migrants to the Philippines. Transnationalism therefore refers to migration of people, funds, services and ideas remitted. As this thesis traces transnational networks utilized by the migrants and as it explores the impact of remittances in the Philippines, unequal transactions take place among parties implicated which amount to migrant exploitation. Payment of placement fees in exchange for overseas jobs becomes a necessity despite the fact that both laws of receiving and sending countries are violated. While exporting of high quality human capital comes at a short and long-term cost to individuals, families, communities and the country, it becomes a necessity in the context of Philippine development strategy. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HD6305.F55
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign workers, Philippine -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses, Foreign -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Transnationalism -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Transnationalism -- Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Philippines -- Emigration and immigration
dc.title Transnational social networks and development : a case study of Filipino nurses in Halifax, Nova Scotia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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