Migrant Nannies: Motivation, Treatment and Sacrifice

  • Zara Haider


In recent years the number of women choosing to migrate overseas for work has largely increased. There are numerous reasons as to why the migration of females has risen in some parts of the world, including employment opportunities, economic stability and more rights as a worker (Hofmann and Buckley, 2013). Previous studies have suggested that female migration was mainly attached to women moving overseas to reconnect with their family, because of a male relative having already migrated for work (Castles, Hein De Haas and Miller, 2014). However, this is not the case in the Philippines, as demonstrated from the graph inset (Psa.gov.ph, 2018) which shows that the Philippines has more female overseas workers than male.