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URN etd-0630114-223145
Author Fen-Fei Hsu
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Department ICAPS
Year 2013
Semester 2
Degree Ph.D.
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title A Study of the Images of Life and Employment Obstacles of Disadvantaged Immigrant Single Mothers in Taiwan
Date of Defense 2014-06-30
Page Count 159
Keyword
  • Institutional Ethnography
  • employment for single mothers
  • Immigrant female spouse
  • disjuncture
  • Life Images
  • Abstract There are more than 480,000 Immigrant female spouse in Taiwan and their divorce rate even triple than Taiwanese citizens. The researcher concerned about the living arrangements and employment difficulties among those immigrant single mothers and their children. A qualitative in-depth interview was conducted to construct an institutional ethnography. Thirteen divorced or widowed immigrant female spouses who have Taiwanese citizenship and two vocational counselors who work at Workforce Development Agency were interviewed to collect necessary data. The results showed that the “life images” of immigrant single mothers were from “dream marriage” , “breakage of marriage dream”, “hope and focal point on their own children”, “family financial needs and unemployment” to “multiple exclusion from family-in-law, job market and society”. The maternal identification of those disadvantage mothers are “child rearing”, “earn my own living to raise children” and “all for my children”. Most of those immigrant single mothers are working poors due to the atypical employment. Their employment arrangements were restricted by career disruption, uniqueness of immigrant culture backgrounds, shortages of family support, misconceptions of job placement from vocational counselors, the accessibility and acceptability of employment policies and delivery systems. The above pictures build up the “Ruling” map and constitute the employment obstacles on those disadvantaged immigrant single mothers. Recommendations of employment policies and job placement strategies among those immigrant single mothers have been proposed in this study.
    Advisory Committee
  • Hong-zen Wang - chair
  • Pei-Ru Liao - co-chair
  • Tsen-Yung Wang - co-chair
  • Wenhui Tang - advisor
  • Jia-hsi Weng - advisor
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  • etd-0630114-223145.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 5 year and off-campus access at 5 year.
    Date of Submission 2014-07-31

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