Migration, Gender, and Farming Systems in Asia: Evidence, Data, and Knowledge Gaps

36 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2015

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Valerie Mueller

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Chiara Kovarik

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Kathryn Sproule

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: August 28, 2015

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on migration in Asia, with specific attention given to how gendered migration may influence future agricultural productivity. The first section examines the current body of evidence on the state of international and internal migration, using large-scale datasets that cover several Asian countries. The second section summarizes the findings of an extensive literature review on gendered determinants of migration, employment, and remittances. The third section lays out the gains and losses of migration and discusses the evidence on possible changes in gender roles owing to migration.

Keywords: gender; women; agriculture; migration; productivity; wages; income; remittances

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Valerie and Kovarik, Chiara and Sproule, Kathryn and Quisumbing, Agnes R., Migration, Gender, and Farming Systems in Asia: Evidence, Data, and Knowledge Gaps (August 28, 2015). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1458. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2685281

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Chiara Kovarik

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Kathryn Sproule

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Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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