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The current share of women in the world's international migrant
population is close to one half. Despite the great number of female
migrants and their importance for the development agenda in countries
of origin, there has until recently been a striking lack of gender
analysis in the economic literature on international migration and
development. This volume makes a valuable contribution in this context
by providing eight new studies focusing on the nexus between gender,
international migration, and economic development.
'As women's roles change and they begin to assume a
larger economic role within the family, they increasingly look abroad
for sources of livelihood and more competitive wages for their labor.
This book is an important first step toward understanding these new
trends in migration and how they reflect on the evolving role of women
in the global economy.'
H. E. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,
'The World Bank Research Program on International Migration
andDevelopment has played a leading role in influencing policy makers
anddevelopment scholars to take a fresh look at the growing and
importantrole of international migration in global development. The
InternationalMigration of Women... demonstrates in a number of
innovativestudies that gender can no longer be thought of as a control
variable, but as an important independent factor differentiating both
the responsiveness of migration to global processes and the impact of
migration within families and on the economies of sending and receiving
President of Liberia
Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics, Department of
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