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Title: The Meanings of Work in Contemporary Palau: Policy Implications of Globalization in the Pacific 
Author: Nero, Karen L; Murray, Fermina Brel; Burton, Michael L
Date: 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Citation: Nero, K. L., F. B. Murray, and M. L. Burton. 2000. The Meanings of Work in Contemporary Palau: Policy Implications of Globalization in the Pacific. The Contemporary Pacific 12 (2): 318-48.
Abstract: Economic and political changes in Palau in the last two decades have led to a rapid increase in the numbers of foreign workers. At current levels of growth, Palauans could become a minority in their own country. We examine the global processes that have produced this phenomenon and discuss their social and cultural impacts on Palau. In doing so we examine ways the meanings of work in Palau are understood, and how these are changing. We conclude that a new distinctly Palauan system of occupations is emerging that is neither traditional nor purely western and that is widely shared between Palauans and non-Palauans.
ISSN: 1043-898X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/13540
Keywords: foreign labor, globalization, occupations, Palau, work
LC Subject Headings: Oceania -- Periodicals.

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