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Gender Differences in Migration Opportunities: Implications for Educational Choices and Outcomes, Development Research Centre on Globalisation, Migration and Poverty,

DEV Key Contact: Nitya Rao
Project Dates: 2006
Status: Complete

Funder: University of Sussex

The main objective of this research,  was to explore how far migration opportunities provide an incentive to complete secondary schooling and gender differences associated with this.

Selected Outputs

Edited book:

Rao, N (ed) Migration, Education and Socio-Economic Mobility. Routledge. Oxford. 2012

Peer-reviewed journals

‘I want to be respected': Migration, mobility and the construction of alternate educational discourses in rural Bangladesh, 2012. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 43(4): 415-428

Confronting poverty and educational inequalities: Madrasas as a strategy for contesting dominant literacy in rural Bangladesh, 2011, International Journal of Educational Development, 31: 623-33.

Aspiring for distinction: Gendered educational choices in an Indian village, 2010. Compare, 40(2):167-83. (Guest editor of this Special issue of Compare on Migration, Education and Social Mobility).

Migration, education and socio-economic mobility: Editorial Introduction, 2010, Compare 40(2): 137-145.

Gender Differences in Migration Opportunities, Educational Choices and Wellbeing Outcomes, Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalization and Poverty Research Report, March 2009,


For more information on this research project click here.

DEV Researchers

Janet Seeley
Nitya Rao