Strong ties, weak ties : exploring the role of networks in domestic worker migration from Ethiopia to the Middle East
Title: Strong ties, weak ties : exploring the role of networks in domestic worker migration from Ethiopia to the Middle East
Author: KUSCHMINDER, Katie
Citation: Asian and Pacific migration journal, 2016, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 401-421
This article explores how migrating via a strong or weak tie results in different outcomes for Ethiopian domestic workers in their migration to the Middle East. Few studies have examined this question. Ethiopian domestic workers are a good case for this analysis as networks are critical for providing information and support for live-in domestic workers in the Middle East. Migrating via a strong tie was expected to result in better migration outcomes. The results, however, suggested that migrating via a strong tie can provide support in some cases, but is not enough to guarantee protection to Ethiopian migrant workers in the Middle East.
First published online : 18 October 2016
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