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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, www.migrationdrc.org/publications/research_reports.html

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).