Title

Mother's Land and Others' Land: "Stolen" Youth of Returned Female Migrants

Author's Department

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

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https://doi.org/10.1177/0971852413488714

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Gender, Technology and Development

Publication Date

7-1-2013

doi

10.1177/0971852413488714

Abstract

This article, part of a major research project dealing with return migrants, delves into the feeling of loss experienced by female return migrants who migrated in their youth and returned home as older women. Analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data confirms that most of the respondents regretted their decision to migrate mostly because they thought it had harmed their marriage prospects. Many of them also felt that their long absence from home had weakened their roots in the family and community. A substantial number of respondents rued that the professional skills they possessed before migration had become redundant in the country of their origin as they were not able to use these while they were away. © 2013 Asian Institute of Technology.

First Page

159

Last Page

178

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