|Migrant Workers in Taiwan|
As the globalization goes on, migrant workers in Taiwan from Southeast Asia gradually become important labor resources since 1992. According to the data from Ministry of Labor (2006), it reported the detailed numbers of migrant workers in Taiwan now are about 600,000 people. These workers in Taiwan are mainly from these four countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. Their major jobs are so-called 3D jobs, which means difficult, dirty, and dangerous. The society considers these jobs are inferior and unwanted; however, these works are crucial to the economy in Taiwan. Even though the population of the migrant workers is an obvious fact that these people have lived with us for a period of time, most of the Taiwanese people rarely have chances to actually know who these people are. For example, the growing background, cultures and even their personalities. Knowing the cultures of migrant workers can be a path to explore their ways of life in Taiwan. Besides, we also want to know whether they adjust their lifestyles in order to fit into Taiwanese society. In order to know how migrant workers are treated, this study aims to find out their living and working experiences in Taiwan. The report will take qualitative perspective to collect data by using focus group interviews. After our research, we expect to provide first-hand information of migrant workers’ life experiences in Taiwan for better understand the current situation. And we also hope to recognize the cultural differences in a reciprocal way that we could have a wider perspective when facing different issues in the future.
更新日期：2017/1/3 下午 10:53:52