Gender and Migration: An Overview

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This chapter summarizes the development of migration research and theory and describes the growing attention to the "genderedness" of migration processes, including rural in- and out-migration. It is argued that taking gender into account is necessary to understand the economic and social factors that prompt women to migrate on their own or together with men. It is also important to recognize that rural gender relations affect migration streams into and out of rural areas, and are, vice versa, shaped by migration processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRural gender studies: issues and case studies
EditorsB.B. Bock, S. Shortall
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherCABI Publishing
ISBN (Print)9780851990309
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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