Gender Ratios in Global Migrations, 1850-2000

Donna R Gabaccia, Johanna Leinonen, Katherine M Donato, J Trent Alexander

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Scholars in many disciplines have observed that historically men far outnumbered women among international movers. In recent decades, researchers have begun to point towards a remarkable shift in migrant gender ratios. In the United States, for instance, women constituted less than one-third of all international migrants in 1900, whereas women made up more than one-half of all international migrants in the 1970s. Using nearly a billion individual-level person records from censuses covering all of the major world regions, we propose to map trends in migrant gender ratios among internal and international movers over the past 150 years. We will speak to three key questions: (1) has there in fact been a global shift from male-dominated to gender-balanced migrations? (2) have internal migrants followed different patterns than international migrants? (3) have the patterns for short-distance migrants differed from those for long-distance migrants?
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Apr 17 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventPopulation Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting - Louisiana, New Orleans, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2008Apr 19 2008

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ConferencePopulation Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period4/17/084/19/08

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Gabaccia, D. R., Leinonen, J., Donato, K. M., & Alexander, J. T. (2008). Gender Ratios in Global Migrations, 1850-2000. Paper presented at Population Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States.

Gender Ratios in Global Migrations, 1850-2000. / Gabaccia, Donna R; Leinonen, Johanna; Donato, Katherine M; Alexander, J Trent.

2008. Paper presented at Population Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States.

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Gabaccia, DR, Leinonen, J, Donato, KM & Alexander, JT 2008, 'Gender Ratios in Global Migrations, 1850-2000' Paper presented at Population Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States, 4/17/08 - 4/19/08, .
Gabaccia DR, Leinonen J, Donato KM, Alexander JT. Gender Ratios in Global Migrations, 1850-2000. 2008. Paper presented at Population Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States.
Gabaccia, Donna R ; Leinonen, Johanna ; Donato, Katherine M ; Alexander, J Trent. / Gender Ratios in Global Migrations, 1850-2000. Paper presented at Population Association of America 2008 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States.
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