Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

The Contribution of Remittances: a Tacit Knowledge of Parenting Capacity in Families of Migrant Workers in East Lombok, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283908,
        author={Rika  Nopitasari and Johanna Debora Imelda},
        title={The Contribution of Remittances: a Tacit Knowledge of Parenting Capacity in Families of Migrant Workers in East Lombok, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={male migrant worker family stability parenting capacity remittance child developmental needs child protection and welfare},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283908}
    }
    
  • Rika Nopitasari
    Johanna Debora Imelda
    Year: 2019
    The Contribution of Remittances: a Tacit Knowledge of Parenting Capacity in Families of Migrant Workers in East Lombok, Indonesia
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283908
Rika Nopitasari1,*, Johanna Debora Imelda1
  • 1: Departemen Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial FISIP Universitas Indonesia, Gedung Nusantara II Kampus FISIP UI, Depok, Indonesia
*Contact email: nopitasarika@gmail.com

Abstract

Global developments make the migration of workers abroad unavoidable. Using the UNICEF child protection and welfare framework, this study provides a tacit knowledge on how remittances contribute to parenting capacity in the families of male migrant workers. A qualitative approach, with participant observation and in-depth interviews, was conducted in East Lombok District to collect the data which then was analyzed through inductive axial coding. The study showed that the remittance pattern was largely determined by the father’s work. Remittances did not always contribute to the children’s welfare. However, the family’s stability and the fulfillment of the mother’s emotional needs determined the fulfilment of the child’s needs; therefore, the parenting capacity in family life increases. The interaction between family stability, maternal emotional needs, and remittances supplied by the father contribute to the fulfillment of the child’s developmental needs including basic care, emotional warmth, and child guidance.