The Role of Culture

  • Nancy Lubin
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series (STANTS)

Abstract

If income differentials are perhaps the overriding factor colouring labour force distribution by nationality, they are not the only factor. Cultural attitudes and traditions also partly determine the preference for particular occupations among the different nationality groups. In the preceding sections, the employment distribution by nationality was approached mainly as the result of external circumstances, that is, as the result of different demographic behaviour among the nationalities, different educational levels, place of residence and proximity to industrial centres, incomes, and some element of discrimination against one or another of the nationalities. Yet differences in behaviour are determined by internal, or cultural, as well as by external sets of factors. Even where external circumstances may be identical, groups of people often behave differently because of attitudinal differences or differences in tastes, values and aspirations.

Keywords

Fatigue Migration Income Indonesia Nomad 

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