ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS
Changing Locations and Changing Jobs: Examining the Correlates of Occupational Mobility of Overseas Filipino Workers
by Chrysalyn Z. Gocatek, Master of Arts in Demography (April 2014)
The study found that there were significant differences in the occupational mobility of males and females. Majority of the male OFWs in 1994 generally did not change occupations but females were mostly upwardly mobile. Almost a decade later, the pattern has not changed. Likewise, using pooled data, survey year was also found to be significant indicating there had been changes in the occupational mobility of OFWs between the two points in time. Multivariate analyses showed that age, marital status, household headship, education, region of origin, country of destination, and duration of stay abroad are significant correlates of occupational mobility of OFWs. Focus group discussions among migrant returnees also support the findings and further elaborate that various socio-cultural conditions in the countries of destination and personal attributes influence their occupational mobility.