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Gendered internal migration patterns in Senegal

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  • Isabelle Chort

    ()

    (LEDa, UMR DIAL-Paris-Dauphine)

  • Philippe De Vreyer

    ()

    (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University,IRD, LEDa, DIAL)

  • Thomas Zuber

    ()

    (Columbia University. Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies/History, New York)

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 con rms the existence of gendered migration patterns, as female mobility is mostly linked to marriage while labor mobility is frequently observed for men.

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Date of creation: Jan 2017
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