The Complexities of Social Inclusion and Exclusion Among Intermarried Filipino Migrant Workers in the United Arab Emirates

  • Akiko WatanabeEmail author
Part of the Asia in Transition book series (AT, volume 8)


This chapter illustrates the complexities of social inclusion and exclusion of migrant workers who had intermarried and were living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The research focuses on intermarriages between Filipinos and non-Emirati nationals and examines the utilisation of the social capital gained in the UAE as these migrant workers employ different survival strategies during their periods of long-term residence overseas. The analysis demonstrates that nationality is the main cause behind the displacement of intermarried migrant workers to other countries as they choose paths where the future of their livelihoods and families can be secured. The discussion also illustrates the various consequences of intermarriages between the different nationalities, which can result in inclusion and exclusion in both informal senses but also in formal and public contexts.


United Arab Emirates Intermarriage Filipino Citizenship Inclusion Exclusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of International StudiesBunkyo UniversityChigasakiJapan

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