This paper has emerged out of research conducted in two villages each in Bangladesh and Jharkhand state in India with support from the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty. The main research aims were:
a) To identify the linkages between migration opportunities, both perceived and actual, and the educational decisions/choices of boys and girls on outcomes in terms of emigration, education, skill formation and work, in the context of globalisation.
b) To understand the perceived contribution of migration and mobility to enhancing earnings, and also to the building of social and symbolic capital and gendered identities.
Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 73 pp.