Womenâ€™s rights and the patterns of migration
Schylar Brock and
Economics and Business Letters, 2017, vol. 6, issue 1, 20-27
This article investigates womenâ€™s economic, political, and social rights in both home and destination countries as potential push and pull factors of female migration. Using a bilateral framework including 104 origin countries and 28 destination countries for the years 1990 and 2000, we document that for female migrants with various levels of education, when womenâ€™s economic and social rights at home improve, they are less likely to leave, but womenâ€™s political rights are a push factor. Womenâ€™s economic rights in destination countries attract female migrants of all education levels but more so those with a tertiary education. Also, womenâ€™s political rights in destination countries are a pull factor, but womenâ€™s social rights are not.
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