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Migration, Education and Social Protection, research project; Development Research Centre on Globalisation, Migration and Poverty, University of Sussex (2006-2009)

DEV Key Contact: Nitya Rao
Project Dates: 2006-2009
Project Status: Complete

This project builds on earlier research in Bangladesh and India and seeks to develop a deeper understanding of two key issues: a) the differences between India and Bangladesh in terms of household level decision-making - in particular, of gendered educational choices, and their linkage to subsequent migration patterns; and b) why state social security provision might lower the probability of migration.

Selected Outputs

Edited book:

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

Peer-reviewed journals

Migration, mobility and changing power relations:  Aspirations and praxis of Bangladeshi migrants. 2014. Gender, Place and Culture, 21(7-8): 872-887.

Migration, Representations and Social Relations: Experiences of Jharkhand Labour to Western Uttar Pradesh, with Mitra, A, 2013. Journal of Development Studies, 49:6, 846-860.

‘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

Breadwinners and Homemakers: Migration and Changing Conjugal Expectations in Rural Bangladesh2012.Journal of Development Studies, 48(1): 26-40

Respect, status and domestic work: Female migrants at home and work, 2011, European Journal of Development Research. 23: 758-73.

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.

Literacy Inequalities and Social Justice, with Maddox, B, Aikman, S and A. Robinson-Pant, 2011,International Journal of Educational Development, 31: 577-79.

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,

In process

Migration, remittances and changing gender relations. Submitted to Special Issue of Development and Change on Transnational Labour migration, remittances and the changing family in Asia (under review).