Population Geographies, Gender, and the Migration-Development Nexus


Bailey, A. J. 2010. “Population Geographies, Gender, and the Migration-Development Nexus.” Progress in Human Geography 34 (3): 375-386.

Author: A. J. Bailey


This review considers how international migration is related to development, and focuses on how knowledge about the so-called ‘migration-development nexus’ has been expanded through analyses of gender. My specific objective is to understand the ways in which the migration-development nexus is understood to be ‘gendered’ through the intersecting activities of multiple agents as they negotiate and transform transnational and postcolonial contexts of mobility and development. The contemporary migration-development nexus appears distinctive, and is growing and commanding a portfolio of resources sufficient to hardwire relations between societies, economies, and generations for a long time.

Keywords: post-colonialism, remittances, skilled migration, transnational migration

Topics: Development, Displacement & Migration, Migration, Economies, Gender, Gender Analysis

Year: 2010

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