Rise in women’s migration …

… spurs development, says World Bank

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International Development Cooperation, and its Newsletter.

Published on forbes, November 26, 2007.

BANGALORE (Thomson Financial) – A global increase in women’s migration is having enormous effects on development and may lead to benefits like reductions in household poverty, a World Bank report said.

Women now make up almost half the migrant population in the world. The number of international women migrants increased by almost 3 pct points to 49.6 pct between 1960 and 2005, to about 95 mln …

… Mexican women migrants to the US are overwhelmingly employed in the non-agricultural sector when compared with their male counterparts.

However, there is a need to develop mechanisms to increase women’s ability to influence the allocation of household expenditure to increase the positive effects of women migration on development, the World Bank report added. (full text).

Same topic on worldbank.

Links:

Policy Coherence for Development 2007, Migration and Developing Countries, by OECD;

Chhattisgarh women take to self-help, about 7,000 self-help groups operate in Rajnandgaon district alone, where more than half of the 1.2 million people are women, November 24, 2007.

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