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    The Social-Economy Impacts Of Women Migrant Workers On Their Families and Communities. (A Case Study in Waru Doyong Village)

    Penulis : Arianti Ina R.H.
    Bidang Ilmu : Sosiologi
    Unit Penulis : Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Komunikasi
    Nama Kegiatan : International Conference on Social and Political S
    Penyelenggara : Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UNS
    Tanggal Kegiatan : 15-03-2013
    Lokasi Kegiatan : Surakarta
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    Poverty, unemployment and a lack of education are some of the driving forces behind the increasing numbers of Indonesian women who seek to migrate abroad. The migration of women migrant workers influences the condition of their family because they must leave their traditional gender role and position in their household. Leading to many social problems. This research aims to describe deeply two points, i.e. 1) the changing position and role of women migrant workers in their household and outside household; 2) the impact of that change on the life quality of women migrant workers and their families. This research was carried out in Waru Doyong village, which for several years has been sending many women migrant workers abroad.  This study,  employs case study methods with a gender perspective. The early results show that poverty forced many women in Waru Doyong, who have limited education and skills, to migrate to work in the Middle East and other Asian countries. They leave their traditional gender role in their household and shift their domestic work to other female family members such as their mother or mother in law. However, this change of gender role does not lead to gender equality but rather exploitation and,  cannot improve the quality of their life and their families.  They still are trapped in the circle of poverty.