190 million people - 3 percent of the world's population - presently live outside their country of birth and half are women. This volume is the first to provide gender analysis on international migration and explore the extent, determinants, and implications of women's migration. It also discusses policy options to benefit female migration.
ANDREW R. MORRISON is Lead Economist with the Gender Group of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank, USA. MAURICE SCHIFF is Lead Economist with the Trade Team of the Development Research Group, The World Bank, USA. MIRJA SJ BLOM is with the Trade Team of the Development Research Group, The World Bank, USA.
Introduction - I: ANALYSIS AND DATA: WHERE DO WE STAND? - Gender in Economic Research on International Migration and Its Impacts: A Critical Review; L.Pfeiffer, S.Richter, P.Fletcher & J.E.Taylor - Trends in International Migration: Is There a Feminization of Migration Flows?; J.C.Guzman - II. DETERMINANTS OF MIGRATION AND REMITTANCES - Gender and the Determinants of International Migration from Rural Mexico Over Time; S.Richter & J.E.Taylor - Gender-Specific Determinants of Remittances: Differences in Structure and Motivation; M.Orozco, B.L.Lowell & J.Schneider - III. IMPACT OF MIGRATION AND REMITTANCES - Gender and the Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from Rural; L.Pfeiffer & J.E.Taylor - The Impact of Remittances and Gender on Household Expenditure Patterns: Evidence from Ghana; J.C.Guzman, A.R.Morrison & M.Sjoblom - IV. LABOR MARKET PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN MIGRANTS - Immigrant Women's Participation and Performance in the U.S. Labor Market; C.Ozden & I.C.Neagu - V. LOOKING AHEAD - Future Directions For Research And Policy; A.R.Morrison & M.Schiff