Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Generational differences in remittance practices of Filipino Americans
by Bautista, Jennifer A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 73; 1472261
Abstract (Summary)

Remittances, money and/or products sent to recipients at a distance, is a common way for Filipino Americans to retain ties and assist their relatives in the Philippines. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential differences in the first-generation Filipino Americans' remittance practices and the 2nd generation's intention to remit. In this mixed-method study, 1st and 2nd generation Filipino Americans were surveyed and interviewed to gather data on their cultural identity and current remittance practices. Qualitative interviews showcased the Filipino Americans' strong ties to their heritage. First-generation Filipino Americans revealed various motivations to remit money and products to their relatives. Second-generation participants reported strong intentions to remit in the future, although many acknowledge weak ties to their relatives in the Philippines. Quantitative analyses showed the number of relatives a first-generation participant has in the Philippines has no influence on the frequency or amount of money remitted. Also, a second-generation Filipino American's intention to remit in the future is not influenced by gender or knowledge of a Philippine language.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Individual & family studies, Ethnic studies
Publication Number: 1472261
ISBN: 9781109471984
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