The Welfare of the Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI) in the Land of a Malay Nation: A Socio-Economic Analysis

Mafruhah, Izza and Sarsito, Totok and Gravitiani , Evi (2012) The Welfare of the Indonesian Migrant Workers (TKI) in the Land of a Malay Nation: A Socio-Economic Analysis. Southeast Asian Journal of Social and Political Issues, 1 (2). pp. 246-271.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this research is to find out whether the welfare of the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) working in Kedah, Malaysia, increases. There are three special targets which the researchers want to reach: (1) to identify and to map the location of the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) working in Kedah, Malaysia, (2) to analyse their social and economic condition, and (3) to identify their problems met during they work in the location. The methods used are spatial and regression method. Geography Information System (GIS) is used to map the location of the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI). Regression method gives information of primary factors of the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) that can increase their welfare. Spatial analysis is divided by three themes of map: (1) work type, (2) education, experience, age, and family size, and (3) remittance, income and migration cost. Socio-economy condition of the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) is good enough. Other important finding is that the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) mostly spend their money for phone deposit and cigarettes. Remittance is a proxy of the Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) welfare. It is significantly influenced by income, education level, family size, and living cost. Meanwhile, age, experience, and migration cost do not influence the remittance.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Divisions: Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat - LPPM
    Depositing User: Anis Fagustina
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2014 20:53
    Last Modified: 03 May 2014 20:53
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/14807

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