"I am the household head now!" Gender Aspects of Out-migration for Labour in Nepal

Kaspar, Heidi (2005). "I am the household head now!" Gender Aspects of Out-migration for Labour in Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal: Nepal Institute for Development Studies (NIDS)

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Out-migration in Nepal is a highly gendered process: Men go away to work in foreign countries and women stay in the villages, man - aging agricultural work, doing the household works and taking care of children and elders. When husbands migrate, work routines must be re-organised among the remaining household members and deci - sion-making competencies shift. The study concentrates on changes in women’s and men’s workloads and participation in decision-mak - ing induced by out-migration for labour. The findings reveal manifold dynamics in the study area of Kalabang village in Nepal’s mid-hill zone. These dynamics have ambivalent effects on gender relations, some leading to an empowerment of women and others widening gender disparities. The analysis clearly shows that factors such as age or posi - tion within the household considerably impact the effects of migration on the home-staying women

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Institute for Participatory Health Care (Arbeitstitel)

Name:

Kaspar, Heidi0000-0002-1668-5855

Subjects:

G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)

Publisher:

Nepal Institute for Development Studies (NIDS)

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Heidi Kaspar

Date Deposited:

12 May 2021 08:52

Last Modified:

29 Sep 2021 13:57

Additional Information:

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ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.14633

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/14633

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