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Either Money or Manpower: Gender Inequality and Men’s and Women’s Unpaid Labor Migration in Nepal

Posted: 10/31/2017 (Local Events)

“Either Money or Manpower”
Gender Inequality and Men’s and Women’s Unpaid Labor Migration in Nepal
Ande Reisman, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology
November 8, 3:30 PM
CMU 226

Labor migration is a common household survival strategy in developing regions and, as a result, it is increasingly common to have families “left behind” by a migrant. What happens in a context with high gender inequality when men leave? Do customarily male spaces open up to women? What effect does this have on gender equity? This presentation explores the gendered social consequences of male labor migration on the wives of migrants who stay behind through enthographic fieldwork in rural Nepal.

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Date: 11/08/2017

Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Deadline:

Location: Communications Building (CMU) 226