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Title: The struggles and gains among the families of the overseas contract workers of Pozorrubio Pangasinan
Authors: Macasieb, Jeanette P.
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Abstract: ABSTRACT MACASIEB, JANETTE P. MARCH 2003. The Struggles and Gains Among the Families of the Overseas Contract Workers of Pozorrubio, Pangasinan. Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet. Adviser: Prof. Artemio T. Laking, M.A. The study aimed to determine the profile of the respondents and the OCW in their families; the struggles or problems faced by the families; their means of coping with the problem/s; the material and non-material gains out of having an OCW in the family. Fifteen (15) cases of families were purposively chosen as subjects of the study. In-depth interviews were used to get necessary information with recorders and pictures. Findings show that all the fifteen families prefer the father or the male to work abroad. Most of them have blue-collared jobs in Saudi Arabia. Females are domestic helpers and male OCWs are heavy equipment operators. A few works as professionals. Most of their salaries are low and geared towards the support of the financial needs of the family and education of their children. Most of the spouses who are left to care for the children are self-employed. Spouses prefer OCW employment but feel the difficulty of child-rearing alone. The members of the family hope for a good paying job in the Philippines. Common earnings are manifested through their house and lot, home appliances and education of the children. Family problems are not avoided; cases such as infidelity of the spouse, early marriages of the children and drunkenness. Important institutions in the society like the schools, churches, the government and the family are expected to provide solutions and prevent the problems.
Description: Thesis (M.A. : Social Studies)--Saint Louis University, Baguio City, 2003.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/74
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