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24 Emilyzen Ignacio and esenia Mejia

Chart 1

FDH Age Spread

Number of FDHs

30 25 20 15 10 5 0

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

Filipinos

Age Indonesians

Note: n=123; 59 Filipinos and 64 Indonesians

Source: PAE-FDH Survey

Educational attainment: FDH educational attainments were considered determinants in the migrant worker’s experience. Overall, Filipinos surveyed displayed higher educational levels than their Indonesian counterparts (see Chart 2). While half of Filipino respondents had at least a college degree (n=72), none of the Indonesians surveyed completed college or post graduate studies. Approximately 55 percent (n=69) of the Indonesian FDHs did not complete high school compared to only one Filipino respondent. In short, having higher levels of schooling seems to be associated with keener awareness and understanding for Hong Kong labor and immigration rights as well as basic human rights. This in turn appears to have positive outcomes on Filipino

working experiences abroad.

Chart 2

FDH Educational Backgrounds

40

30

Number of FDHs

20 10

0

lementary

Some Secondary

igh School Graduate

Some College

College Graduate

Post Graduate

Highest Level of Education Completed

Filipinos

Indonesians

Note: n=141; 72 Filipinos and 69 Indonesians

Source: PAE-FDH Survey

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