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OFW Reintegration Program Beneficiaries Towards Economic Sustainability

Volume: 111  ,  Issue: 1 , October    Published Date: 28 October 2022
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 98  ,  Download: 38 , Pages: 400 - 415    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP10011111020224062

Authors

# Author Name
1 Sharie Anne A. De Guzman

Abstract

This research assessed the Philippine governments Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) reintegration program beneficiaries towards crafting an economic sustainability framework. It sought to profile the OFW reintegration program beneficiaries by age, sex, civil status, educational attainment, last job classification as an OFW, last country they worked in as an OFW, and the number of years spent as an OFW. Further, it pursued to determine to what extent OFWs economic sustainability in terms of financial capacity, economic sustainability, and social mobility were impacted and influenced by the level of availment of reintegration programs in terms of program relevance, availability and ease of access of the program, and personal intention of OFWs to improve their economic status. Lastly, it aimed to provide recommendations on how to strengthen reintegration programs and craft a reintegration program economic sustainability framework. The results of the study could serve as baseline information and guide for the government and policymakers in looking at how effective reintegration programs are in improving economic status and sustainability of OFWs, and developing further and improving policies, programs, and services that would help OFWs and their families. Additionally, it would also float existing issues and concerns on the current policies based on the experiences of OFWs that could be appropriately addressed by concerned government offices should they be made aware of the realities.   The study covered OFWs in the National Capital Region who availed of reintegration programs. This study used quantitative research method to examine the reintegration program beneficiaries and the effect of such reintegration program in their economic sustainability. A survey was conducted on a sample of OFWs who availed of the programs to look into the effect of these reintegration programs to them, as well as their assessment, experiences, and recommendations for improvement of the program. A survey questionnaire was devised to gather the profile of the sample. Frequency and percentage distribution was used to see the demographic characteristics of the respondents. Multiple regression analysis was employed in determining whether economic sustainability in terms of financial capacity, economic capacity, and social mobility was affected by the level of availment of reintegration program of OFW beneficiaries.

Keywords

  • reintegration
  • economic sustainability