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Latin America: gender and migration

Migration A–Z

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  1. Gioconda Herrera

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm340

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Herrera, G. 2013. Latin America: gender and migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The international migration of women within and from Latin America and throughout the world has grown considerably from the mid-20th century to the turn of the 21st century. In Latin America, the expansion of women migrants has been most concentrated in South America, specifically the Andes region, where poverty and demand for workers in a range of labor markets has expanded precipitously while gender and family roles have provided new opportunities for women to enter the workforce.

Keywords:

  • Central America;
  • South America;
  • gender;
  • women;
  • labor;
  • family;
  • labor supply