University Women Perceptions on Migration (Merantau) and Working Overseas in Facing ASEAN Economic Community

Amirah Diniaty • Martin Kustati
Journal article Addin • 2016 Indonesia


This descriptive study aims to explore university women' perceptions on migration (Merantau) and working overseas in facing Asean Economic Community. 300 participants were identified using accidental random sampling. A Survey was used in this study. The finding showed that 69.4%) of respondents perceived that women have important roles in empowering their family economy. Then, 76.3% of them acknowledged that working overseas have provided significant improvement of economy for their family in the village.). 61.3% of respondents stated that they went abrad to continue their study to Post graduate programme. Meanwhile, there were only 35.3% of respondents declared that they wanted to work in Indonesia. Other 3% of respondents acknowledged that they wanted to become household and their husband shoud fulfill their daily life expenses. It also found that 85% of Minangkabau women could compete in having good career as compared with Women in ASEAN countries.74.3% declared that they must improve their softskill capabilities. Finally, there 85.3% of respondents declared that they were ready to face Asean Economic community (AEC).





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