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Philippines

Emigration has been an enduring feature of the Philippine economy. Global political and economic developments in the last century have greatly influenced how the country’s policies have been shaped to respond to the changing international demand for workers. While colonial ties facilitated much of the flows in the early twentieth century, it was the international economic restructuring towards the end of the last century that has fueled the rapid growth of the flow of Filipino migrant workers. International remittances from increasingly geographically dispersed Filipino workers have helped buoy the economy through economic crises. While immigration to the Philippines is small relative to emigration flows, the country has liberal policies in accepting immigrants even if protectionist economic policies constrain capital ownership and political participation among foreign nationals.

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