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Title: A Comparative Study of Filipino and Indonesian Candidates for Registered Nurse and Certified Care Worker Coming to Japan under Economic Partnership Agreements: An Analysis of the Results of Questionnaire Surveys on the Socioeconomic Attribution of the Respondents and Their Motivation to Work in Japan
Authors: HIRANO, O. Yuko
OGAWA, Reiko
OHNO, Shun
Author's alias: 平野, 裕子
小川, 玲子
大野, 俊
Keywords: EPA
Economic Partnership Agreement
certified care worker
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: 京都大学東南アジア研究所
Journal title: 東南アジア研究
Volume: 49
Issue: 4
Start page: 594
End page: 610
Abstract: The widely disputed issue over foreign nurse and certified care-worker candidates under the Economic Partnership Agreements in Japan seems endless. To establish more sustainable Economic Partnership Agreements, we should discuss the issue from a holistic perspective through cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches. This article addresses the socioeconomic characteristics and motivations of nurse and certified careworker candidates who enter Japan under the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) and the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The correlation between the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents and their motivations to work in Japan were examined based on a cross-sectional analysis. In addition, the transition of nurse and certified care-worker candidates is discussed using a longitudinal approach, by comparing the data of previous groups obtained by our research team. The results of this study indicate that the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents differed by country, as well as by occupation. Filipino candidates are more likely to cite economic condition as the reason they chose to go to Japan than the Indonesian candidates. While Filipino nurse and certified careworker candidates and Indonesian nurse candidates are still predominantly females, a "masculinization of migration" is being observed among Indonesian certified care-worker candidates.
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