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Migration Patterns

Women and the Economy in India: Insights from the Data on Migration

Author : Smriti Rao | 2016 |
Published By: American Economic Association

The paper uses NSS surveys from 1983 to 2007/08 to investigate the socio-economic correlates of economic migration by women in India. It decompose migration streams by distance as well as sectoral composition and link these results to the wider debate on the low workforce participation rates of Indian women. The results indicate that low female economic migration rates are not a statistical aberration due to incorrectly designed survey methodology and that a lack of supply of “good” jobs reinforces demand-side barriers to female workforce participation

URL : 20170505015446.pdf

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