Factors influencing migration of female workers: a case of Bangladesh

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Author: Sultana, Humera; Fatima, Ambreen


Unemployment and low wages prevailing in the domestic market push female workers to look for better employment abroad. Investment in the shape of remittance further builds human capital, financial capital, and the social capital. The aim of this study is to analyze the trend of Bangladeshi female migrant flow by time and destination. In addition, the study also makes assessment of (i) economic factors (macro and labor market indicators), (ii) demographic factors, and (iii) non-economic factors, such as religion and distance forcing females to migrate. Time series data for the period 2000...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Migration; Economics; Equity; Outcomes; Statistics

Keywords: Trend; Conditions of employment; Discrimination; Data analysis; Longitudinal data

Geographic subjects: Bangladesh; Asia

Published: Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, 2017

Physical description: 17 p.

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Journal volume: 7

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2017

ISSN: 2520-1786

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Call number: TD/TNC 128.687

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