Women and Migration

31 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2018

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Francisca Antman

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics


While scholars have long studied the economics of migration, increasing waves of international and regional migration around the world have placed greater focus on the varied impacts of migration in recent years. Critical to this line of research is an examination of the important role that women play in both sending and destination areas. This chapter addresses various aspects of the relationship between women and migration, including key ways in which non-migrant women are affected by migration, as well as how female migrants affect families and labor markets in both source and destination communities. Selection factors and determinants of female migration, as well as the gendered impacts of migrant networks, are also discussed.

Keywords: migrant selection, women, left behind, gender, migration, networks

JEL Classification: F22, O15, R23, J16

Suggested Citation

Antman, Francisca, Women and Migration. IZA Discussion Paper No. 11282, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3111155

Francisca Antman (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Box 256
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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