Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161744
Authors: 
Sultana, Humera
Fatima, Ambreen
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Development and Migration [ISSN:] 2520-1786 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 1-17
Abstract: 
Unemployment and low wages prevailing in the domestic market pushes 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) noneconomic factors, such as religion and distance forcing females to migrate. Time series data for the period 2000 to 2012 is employed to investigate the push and pull factors of female migration. The dynamic panel data approach, generalized method of moments (GMM), is used for estimation purpose. The study concludes that skilled enhancement is a basic need for unskilled migrant.
Subjects: 
International migration
Economics of gender
Discrimination
Panel data
Domestic workers
Gravity model
JEL: 
F22
J16
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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