Gender, Poverty Reduction and Migration

Author : Irena Omelaniuk | 2016
Published By: World Bank

Gender as a social construction that organizes relations between males and females can greatly differentiate the causes, processes and impacts of migration between the two sexes. Knowing how these differences play out at the interface of migration and poverty can be important for achieving the third Millenium Development Goal – to promote gender equality and empower women, as a way of enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty. MDG No. 1, which addresses poverty reduction, is not just about reducing the proportion of people in low and middle-income developing countries living on less than US$2 a day, but also about empowerment, opportunity, capacity and security of poor people, which are also important causes and effects of migration.

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