Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2016 Emily A. Armstrong
This thesis investigates the relationship between gender and institutions within the context of Nepal’s labor migration. Labor migration is an important issue for Nepal’s economy as nearly 10% of the population works abroad (Sijapati, 2012). However, only 10% of these migrants are women, creating a gender imbalance. One reason for the large disparity between the number of female migrants and male migrants is explained by legal restraints and institutional factors. A potentially more potent reason for the lack of female migrants working abroad can be credited to gender roles and cultural values in Nepali society (Thieme, 2005). This thesis analyzes institutions’ role in labor migration and the relationship between institutions and female migrants.
Armstrong, Emily, "Women v. State: A Case Study of Laws and Rules’ Impact on Female Labor Migration within Nepal" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 914.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.