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Chattopadhyay, Arpita (1998). Gender, Migration, and Career Trajectories in Malaysia. Demography, 35(3), 335-344.


With data from the Malaysian Family Life Survey, I use a continuous-state hazards model to study the impact of migration on the dynamics of individuals' careers. I distinguish between the effects of family migration and solo migration by gender. The results show that migration alters the career trajectory primarily by accelerating the process of occupational mobility rather than by increasing the level of occupational attainment. Further, the effect of migration on careers varies by type of migration, especially for women. Male-female differences in the outcome of family migration, however, are visible only in transitions into and out of employment.


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Demography 1998 Nov;35(4):376


Chattopadhyay, Arpita