Transnational labor migration system between Vietnam and Taiwan : in whose interests?

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dc.contributor.authorBélanger, Danièle-
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hong-zen-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we argue that the common discourse on labor export as a kind of economic development policy to raise poor people’s social welfare is doubtful. The question we raise is “who benefits from this labor export”. Through the analysis of Taiwan-Vietnam labor migration, we document how most surpluses produced by these migrant workers are appropriated by elites in the two countries. All activities involved in the migratory process are profit-oriented. This highly commercialized international labor market, constructed by numerous intermediary agents scattered in both countries, set in the institutional context of Taiwan government’s guestworker scheme and employer-bonded regulation, creates the bonded migrant workers in the bottom of a transnational social hierarchy. Based on extensive fieldwork in Vietnam and Taiwan, this paper offers a detailed example of the context and problems with the international market of migrant workers within Asia.fr_CA
dc.publisherZhou Yúfr_CA
dc.subjectMigrant workerfr_CA
dc.subjectPlacement agencyfr_CA
dc.subjectViet Namfr_CA
dc.titleTransnational labor migration system between Vietnam and Taiwan : in whose interests?fr_CA
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherche-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTaiwan : A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, No. 65, 35-66 (2007)fr_CA
dc.audienceProfesseurs (Enseignement supérieur)fr_CA
dc.subject.rvmTravailleurs étrangersfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmOuvriers non qualifiésfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmBureaux de placementfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmTransnationalisme -- Aspect économiquefr_CA
rioxxterms.versionVersion of Recordfr_CA
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