Roles in Public Space of Wives Who Left Behind International Migrant Husbands

Journal of Economics and Business, Vol.2 No.3 (2019)

8 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2019

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Suvimon Khamnoi

Khon Kaen University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dusadee Ayuwat

Khon Kaen University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Date Written: July 18, 2019

Abstract

This article explores the roles, in the public space, of women who are left behind by international migration. The qualitative research was employed. Data collection process conducted in Sakon Nakhon Province with the 26 wives whose husbands migrated at least a year to work in other countries. The results showed that wives who left behind by international migration played major roles in village development activities and community merit making, after receiving their overseas remittance. These activities led them to become loan lenders and labour brokers. Their new positions provided more opportunities to be a politician at the local level.

Keywords: Wives’ Role, Public space, Left behind

Suggested Citation

Khamnoi, Suvimon and Ayuwat, Dusadee, Roles in Public Space of Wives Who Left Behind International Migrant Husbands (July 18, 2019). Journal of Economics and Business, Vol.2 No.3 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427958

Suvimon Khamnoi (Contact Author)

Khon Kaen University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

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Thailand

Dusadee Ayuwat

Khon Kaen University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

23 Moo 16 Mittapap Rd
Nai-Muang, Muang District
Thailand

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