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Author Weir, Kimberly, author

Title Sewing or sex? : labor migration in Thailand / Kimberly Weir
Published [London] : SAGE, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series SAGE knowledge. Cases
SAGE knowledge. Cases
Summary Over the last several decades, Thailand has emerged as a newly industrialized country (NIC). Sociocultural norms combined with rapid industrialization put young rural Thai women in a unique position by demanding labour migration to fill export-service industry jobs. Young women who opt for internal migration to urban areas generally have two options: work in light industry factory jobs or enter the commercial sex trade. Many seize this opportunity to migrate from rural villages to urban centres as a way to fulfill filial obligations. The move is also alluring, however, as the urban life presents the chance to earn money, gain autonomy from families and villages. This case study discusses this topic
Notes Originally Published in: Weir, K. (2007). Sewing or Sex? Labor Migration in Thailand. Case 295. Washington, DC: Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 28, 2016)
Subject Women migrant labor -- Thailand -- Case studies.
Sex-oriented businesses -- Thailand -- Case studies.
Service industries -- Thailand -- Case studies.
Rural-urban migration -- Thailand -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781473968691 (ebook)