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Migrant women and geography of remittance

Sunita Kumari () and Chandra Shekhar Dwivedi ()
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Sunita Kumari: Central University Jharkhand
Chandra Shekhar Dwivedi: Central University of Jharkhand

Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2021, vol. 23, issue 2, No 10, 397-409

Abstract: Abstract Status of women empowerment can be measured in terms of sending remittance. Sending remittance is conventionally a male domain because mostly male migration takes place for the employment purpose that is embedded in Indian patriarchal society. In contrast, the National Sample Survey data 64th round ‘Migration in India’ reveals that large numbers of the female also remit. The study focuses on how remittance restructured gender relations even it also breaks the stereotype perception for the women in the society. On these backdrops, the paper tries to find out the geographical pattern and socio-economic backgrounds of the women remitter in India. The data show that women and men of the first-quartile class has remit more than the others. A woman of the economically backward states has remits more, except south India, than other states of the country.

Keywords: Out-migration; Gender; Remittance and geography; Socioeconomic status; Female remitter (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s40847-020-00145-7

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