International Migration Dynamics of Female Migrant Workers from West Nusa Tenggara

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St. Maryam

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This study aims to examine the dynamics of international migration of female workers from West Nusa Tenggara. The research was conducted using qualitative descriptive methods. Type of data, primary data obtained from key migrant worker information from West Nusa Tenggara, some of which were associated as companion information (as well as for validation tests). The results showed that: 1. On average, international migrant workers are included in the productive age group and the majority are married; 2. economic factors are the dominant factors as the reason for becoming migrant workers; 3 other reasons are: they want to get work experience, they want to be able to go on the pilgrimage for those who work in the Middle East, and they want to be able to go abroad; 4 remittals are used for household consumption needs and investment needs which in fact, is more dominant for consumption than for productive investment; 5. the positive impact of international migration on migrant households back in their home regions, among others, increasing household income, increasing social status, or maintaining household life, reducing unemployment in their home regions, and accelerating the process of receiving ideas; 6. Negative impact of international migration of female workers is the separation of the nuclear family due to the mother works in a faraway so there is lack of communication.

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MaryamS. (2021). International Migration Dynamics of Female Migrant Workers from West Nusa Tenggara. Nusantara Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(1), 134-141. Retrieved from https://lekantara.com/journal/index.php/njsh/article/view/26
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