Mobility and Employment in Urban Southeast Asia: Examples from Indonesia and the Philippines, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mobility and Employment in Urban Southeast Asia

Examples from Indonesia and the Philippines, 1st Edition

By Michael A. Costello


208 pages

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Hardback: 9780367013660
pub: 2019-06-07

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Although the literature on rapid urbanization in the Third World is considerable, the role of intermediate-sized cities in this process is not well documented. In this comparative study, the contributors examine urbanization and development in five intermediate-sized cities in Indonesia and the Philippines. Their focus on population movements (both permanent and temporary) and patterns of employment illuminates how the complex relationships between the two phenomena influence the growth of cities. Some of the specific variables analyzed include characteristics, problems, and perceptions of migrants, nonmigrants, and circulators; the role of the formal and informal sectors; labor creation; and the alleviation of poverty.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- The Study Areas -- Social and Economic Characteristics of Migrants and Nonmigrants -- Reasons for Coming to the City and Subsequent Outcomes -- Employment Patterns of Migrants -- Migrant and Nonmigrant Perceptions -- Characteristics of Circulation and Circulators -- Synthesis and Policy Implications

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General