Michael Ralph M. Abrigo's scientific contributions

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This paper reviews the Philippine international labor migration management infrastructure using Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) framework. Thirty years of government experience in managing high-volume labor migration has resulted to a network of institutions and policies dedicated to promote the welfare of migrant workers. This paper seeks to desc...
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This paper discusses public and private institutions that were established in the Philippines to provide services to Filipino international migrant workers. Thirty years of having explicit policy on international labor migration has resulted to the creation of various public agencies to promote, manage, and protect migrant workers. This paper looks...
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The paper characterizes how international labor migration became an enduring feature in the country’s development. It presents data on the flow of temporary and permanent international migrant workers in the last thirty years. Characteristics such as destination, occupation, education, sex, and age are presented. Using historical movements and moti...

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... One significant point that explains Filipino educators' increasing presence in Thai classrooms relates to what attracts them to do migrant work in the country. This issue is crucial because it provides one to have a better and more informed insight into the nature of Filipino migration in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region, particularly Thailand, amidst the overseas Filipino workers' (OFWs) heavy migratory flow to top destinations such as the Middle East, Italy, Hong Kong, and Singapore, among others (Carlos, 2002;Orbeta & Abrigo, 2011). ...
... In the Philippine experience this resulted to the exodus of women overseas to participate in overseas work. This has changed the landscape of overseas migration in the country since the 1970s where the bulk of overseas migrant workers were males given the heightened demand for construction workers in the Middle East triggered by the oil boom (Ducanes 2015;Orbeta & Abrigo 2009). In 2015, there are around 1.25 million female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority. ...
... The peripheral system ensures the integration of the individual experience of each member of the group, supports its heterogeneity, it is characterized by changes, contradictions, and adaptability to reality. The system allows the differentiation of content but protects the central core from external influences (Orbeta et al. 2009). ...