Gendered internal migration patterns in Senegal
Chort, Isabelle; De Vreyer, Philippe; Zuber, T. (2017), Gendered internal migration patterns in Senegal. https://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/16454
TypeDocument de travail / Working paper
Series titleDIAL Document de travail
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Abstract (EN)Using individual panel data from Senegal collected in 2006-07 and 2010-12, this study explores internal migration patterns of men and women. The data used contain the GPS coordinates of individuals' location, allowing us to calculate precise migration distances and map individual mobilities.Women are found to be more likely to migrate than men. However, they move less far and are more likely to migrate to rural areas, especially when originating from rural areas. Education is found to increase the likelihood of migration to urban destinations, especially for women. An analysis of the motives for migrating confirms the existence of gendered migration patterns, as female mobility is mostly linked to marriage while labor mobility is frequently observed for men.
Subjects / KeywordsInternal migration; gender inequalities; rural-urban migration; Senegal
JELO18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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