Migration Patterns

Migration and Inequality

Author : Richard Black, Claudia Natali, Jessica Skinner | 2006
Published By: World Bank

The paper focuses on case studies across Central America, Eastern Europe, West Africa and South Asia. The paper has three sections on migration in South Asia, which reinforce the need to disaggregate flows, whilst also emphasising the variety of forms of inequality that are influenced by migration. Thus, ethnographic evidence on long-distance migration from Bangladesh and Kerala provides detailed evidence of impacts on social as well as economic inequality; in-depth studies of internal migration in West Bengal and Western India suggest highly contrasting findings on the emancipatory effect of migration on workers; whilst evidence from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka considers the extent to which migration flows dominated by women have an impact on gender inequality.

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