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Gender, Migration, and Career Trajectories in Malaysia

Citation

Chattopadhyay, Arpita (1998). Gender, Migration, and Career Trajectories in Malaysia. Demography, 35(3), 335-44.

Abstract

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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3004041

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Series Title

Demography 1998 Nov;35(4):376

Author(s)

Chattopadhyay, Arpita

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

35

Issue Number

3

Pages

335-44

Reference ID

1160