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Wong, Diana. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. March, 1996.
Migration for domestic service has been dominant feature of female migration, historically and globally. The paper discusses the regulation and economic context of Filipina migration into domestic wage labor in Singapore. It also suggests that there is a great deal of variation in the mechanisms of recruitment and the mode of insertion foreign waged domestic labor as well as the bargaining power of domestic workers. Finally, this paper raises the question as to why domestic wage labor has persisted in the global capitalist economy.
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