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Study About Ofw

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Chapter 2
Review of Related Literature
This chapter will discuss the relevant facts, information and principles that are related to the study gathered by the researchers from different sources. Incorporate with these materials and sources, researchers will be able to understand further and know better about the research topic. It will be also helpful to the researchers by providing some information of the methods used in the past conducted studies.

In this chapter, researchers will be able to present related foreign literatures and local literatures. It will also present the relationships between the studies reviewed and state its similarities or differences as well. And lastly researchers will be able to summarize from the relevant sources and relate them to the topic that will justify the conduct of the research work.

Local literature and related studies
One of these is the article written by Jun Burgos, April 18, 2010. He stated that some 18.05 per cent of all Filipino households received cash from abroad in the year 2000, and this rose to 20.72 per cent in 2003 and then to 23.3 per cent in 2006. From the data, the author observed that more families of OFWs were spending less on food and more on health, with the percentage share of expenditures of migrant households on food down slightly from 44.9 per cent in 2000 to 43.3 per cent in 2006, while expenditures on health increased from 2.3 per cent in 2000 to 3 per cent. Allocations for durables, he said, were found to be steady at 2.2 per cent from 2000 to 2006, while fairly stable were those for education (4.5 per cent in 2000 to 4.4 per cent in 2006), and for housing operations (2.0 per cent in 2000 to 2.1 per cent in 2006.) he noted though that spending of OFW families for transportation and communication (including cell phone expenses) increased from 6.2 per cent in 2000 to 7.2 per cent in 2006. In its 2008 and 2009 reports, the BSP noted increasing savings and investments by OFW...