Bounded Rationality Modelling with a Sharia-Based: A Qualitative Lesson Learned from Indonesian Women Trans-National Migrant Workers

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Anifatul Hanim , Zainuri Zainuri, Soetriono Soetriono, Siti Komariyah, Sudaryanto Sudaryanto


Indonesian women transnational migrant workers (IWTMW) have been experienced by dynamic incidents. Strong motivation to improve family welfare compensated by physical, economic, and social discrimination appear in the multilateral issue. An important factor that also needs to pay attention to is the religious background of the migrant which does not allow the wife to stay away from her husband.
This study aims to develop a bounded rationality model of Indonesian female migrant workers as a decision making on international migration. Using a qualitative research method of empirical phenomenological paradigm this research has been conducted. Triangulation uses to analyze the information. Raw data were collected throughout the in-depth interview with 17 informants who did become domestic migrant workers, alumni. The information is then crossed check to the religious leaders, and then finally to the authorized government.  
The bounded model is initiated from strong motivation, Islamic belief, and social capital. Limited networking narrows the decision consideration. On the other hand, religiosity motivates the success must be fought for even if you must work away from family. However, once she works away from family, must frequently develop high-quality communication.  

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