Understanding Indonesian Labor (TKI) on Managing the Remittance in Realizing the Economic Well-Being of Households on the Remote Island of Bawean Society

Singgih Susilo


A study of understanding on managing the indonesian labor remittance aims to revealing the social context and the understanding of how the management of indonesian labor remittance to realize the investment effort. Research using qualitative methods based on the perspective of Phenomenology of Alfred Schutz. As a subject of research is the Indonesian labor working abroad. Data collected through observations, in-depth interviews, and documentation. As the unit of analysis is the an individual and families as supporting data is important . There are twenty subjects were interview in depth. The results showed that the majority of the population working abroad as labor Indonesia, working in the country of Malaysia. The social context of foreign migrant workers obtained from the results of this study is as follows: TKI is on a productive age; education levels are low, the lowest education ELEMENTARY SCHOOL did not finish, and the highest college education. The subject's job before working abroad generally work as farmers and fishermen. While the jobs overseas in General as a builder, and there were eight TKI who works in shipping. Destination countries are generally in the country, Malaysia and Singapore. The study found three remittance management model, namely: remittances system model used directly as a business investment, a model system of tubes in the bank and borrow the money system model

Keywords: Understanding, Indonesian Labor, management of remittances , Welfare

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