Migration Opportunities and Challenges

Collaborating Partner: Barbara Grossman-Thompson, California State University, Long Beach

Duration: July to December 2016

The purpose of the study was to broaden knowledge on the experience of labour migration for Nepali women. The study examined various factors surrounding i) the decision to migrate for labour, ii) the decision to return to Nepal, and 3) the process of reintegrating into the Nepali labour market. The primary objective of the study was to identify personal, community and institutional level factors that motivate or compel women to migrate abroad for labour and to return to Nepal after a period of labour migration.

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