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Women migration in India: an overview

Sil, Milly (2008): Women migration in India: an overview. Published in: Women's Link , Vol. 14, No. 4 (2008): pp. 17-24.

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Abstract

Since the declaration of the year 1975 as the year of women and that decade as women's decade, several issues related to women came into focus of scholars. Migration of women was one such issue which gained much attention since then. In India, migration of women was mainly attributed to marriage and patrilocal form of residence. Employment of women was either not given importance or was understated due to several cultural factors. The paper reviews existing literature on internal migration of women in India and finds that women migration in India have been studied from the angle of mainly survival strategies of women, linked to push factors at areas of origin.

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