Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Economists to unveil study on overseas workers

TWO economists studying the impact of overseas employment on Filipino families say they may release their findings by September after receiving further feedback.

Michael Clemens of the US-based non-profit Center for Global Development (CGD) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM) professor Erwin Tiongson presented their preliminary findings to some 20 migration experts, teachers and students on Aug. 6.

The two men had conducted a survey of 899 Filipino overseas workers in Korea and more than 4,000 of their household members all over the Philippines.

The preliminary results covered matters such as remittances, income, school enrollment of workers’ children, migration by other family members, and housing and domestic help.

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