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Trends and patterns of marriage migration from the Philippines

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Trends and patterns of marriage migration from the Philippines

  • The top four country destinations of Filipino marriage migrants are the US, Japan, Australia and Canada.
  • The US continues to host the largest marriage migration stream from the Philippines.
  • In 1995, Japan surpassed the United States for being the top destination country for Filipino spouses.
  • For Australia, the number of Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals peaked in 1989 and a fluctuating trend is apparent after said year.
  • The number of Filipino spouses and partners of Canadian nationals fluctuated and peaked in 2006.
  • Besides the USA, Japan, Australia and Canada, other top ten destination countries for Filipino spouses and fiancés include Germany, Taiwan, UK, South Korea, Norway and Sweden

Source: Filipino ties (an official publication of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas), January – July 2008

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