Although migration between Bangladesh, Nepal and India has been widely discussed, there is very little information on spouses of male migrants and their social and health vulnerabilities of on both sides of the border. The Population Council in India and Bangladesh, and CREHPA in Nepal, undertook a multi-country study, with support from the Department for International Development (DFID), to assess the profile, economic conditions, lifestyle, prevailing physical, sexual, and mental health status of spouses of male migrants in India, and left-behind spouses in Bangladesh and Nepal of male migrants working in India.
Roopal Jyoti Singh; Lopamudra Ray Saraswati; Vartika Sharma; Ubaidur Rob; Mahesh Puri; Iqbal Ehsan; Badri Dulal; Avina Sarna. Social, economic and health vulnerabilities of spouses of male migrants in South-Asia: findings from Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Population Council, New Delhi, India (2015) 8 pp.