Changes in residential, occupational and gender structure of the greater Bangkok in the globalization process

  • Satoshi Nakagawa Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University 2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-8501, Japan
Ključne besede: globalization, migration, suburbanization, gender balance, Bangkok

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This study investigated recent changes in migration and population structure of the Greater Bangkok considering the impact of economic globalization. The spatial policy of the Thai government has lead newer investments for manufacturing to locate away from Bangkok Metropolis and thereby the industrial structure of Bangkok Metropolis has gradually turned into service-dominated, while the region surrounding Bangkok Metropolis has attracted factories mainly owned by foreign capital. Light industry and electronics industry are con-centrated in the adjacent provinces to Bangkok Metropolis and the heavy and petrochemical industry tends to be located in the outer zone of the surrounding region. The service sector and light industry as well as electronics industry prefer female workers and Bangkok met-ropolis and the adjoining provinces have become female-dominated population structure while male workers tend to gather in the outer zone attracted by heavy and petrochemical industry. It is possible to mention accordingly that the unbalanced spatial distribution of sex structure of population which might cause changes in the norm to the family formation in future is one of the consequences of economic globalization of Thailand, which the inves-tment promotion policy of the government did not assume.

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2004-12-01
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NakagawaS. (2004). Changes in residential, occupational and gender structure of the greater Bangkok in the globalization process. Dela, (21), 205-212. https://doi.org/10.4312/dela.21.205-212
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