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Migration, Education and Social Protection Research Project

2006 - 2009
Project Status: Completed

Funded by:
Development Research Centre on Globalisation, Migration and Poverty, University of Sussex


This project builds on earlier research in Bangladesh and India and seeks to develop a deeper understanding of two key issues: a) the difference between India and Bangladesh in terms of household level decision-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.

DEV Key Contact:

Nitya Rao


Selected Output:

Rao, N., 2014,'Migration, Mobility and Changing Power Relations: Aspirations and Praxis of Bangladeshi Migrants’, Gender, Place and Culture, 21(7-8):872-887

Rao, N; Mitra, A; 2013, ‘Migration, Representations and Social Relations: Experiences of Jharkhand labour to Western Uttar Pradesh’, Journal of Development Studies, 49(6):846-860

Rao, N., 2012, “I Want to Be Respected’: Migration, Mobility and the Construction of Alternate Educational Discourses in Rural Bangladesh’, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 43(4):415-428

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

Rao, N., 2012, ‘Breadwinners and Homemakers: Migration and Changing Conjugal Expectations in Rural Bangladesh’, Journal of Development Studies, 48(1):26-40

Rao, N., 2011, ‘Respect, Status and Domestic Work: Female Migrants at Home and Work’, European Journal of Development research, 23:758-73

Rao, N., 2011, ‘Confronting Poverty and Educational Inequalities: Madrasas as a Strategy for Contesting Dominant Literacy in Rural Bangladesh’, International Journal of Education Development, 31:623-33

Rao, N; Maddox, B; Aikman, S; Robinson-Pant, A; 2011, ‘Literacy Inequalities and Social Justice’, International Journal of Educational Development, 31:577-79

Rao, N., 2010, ‘Aspiring for Distinction: Gendered Educational Choices in an Indian Village’, Compare, 40(2):167-83

Rao, N., 2010, ‘Migration, Education and Socio-Economic Mobility: Editorial Introduction’, Compare, 40(2):137-145

Rao, N., 2009, ‘Gender Differences in Migration opportunities, Educational Choices and Wellbeing Outcomes, Development research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty Research Report', March.