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by Various Authors
Copyright 2002
Published by Inter Press Service
Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand

Some 7 million people from the Philippines, a tiny archipelagic country in South-east Asia, can be found in more than 100 countries across all continents. That makes them one of most globalised peoples on earth.

This collection of 36 news articles-which follows Filipino workers across 13 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East—explores the lives they build away from home, with a focus on reproductive health and sexuality. The features were produced under IPS Asia-Pacific's fellowship programme on migration, supported by the Ford Foundation (Philippines).

"Risks and Rewards: Stories from the Philippine Migration Trail" is a lens through which to assess the gains and costs of a country's labour migration policy-and holds rich lessons for other nations and societies as well.

Do visit our migration page at http://www.ips.org/migration/index.html

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