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Von Elm, Barbara

Works: 3 works in 17 publications in 2 languages and 182 library holdings
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Von Elm
Women in migration : a third world focus by International Center for Research on Women( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurred in part by the apparent contradiction between recent data on the magnitude of autonomous female migration and the lack of acknowledgment of that data in recent literature, a 1979 study attempted to define women migrants in 46 Third World Countries in terms of age, marital status, socioeconomic status, factors motivating migration, and effects of migration. Because data from publications, national censuses, and studies frequently did not focus on autonomous female migrants, researchers constructed a sex differential migration index. While many regional differences existed in the areas studied (Africa, Asia, Central America, the Middle East, South America), female outmigration generally dominated only among migrants over age 50. Most female migrants were adolescent, in their early twenties, or over 50. Most were single and had less education than male migrants. A growing percentage migrated, often in step-wise fashion, for economic reasons. Having migrated to urban areas, many female migrants found themselves in low-paying, low status jobs. Researchers noted increased family responsibilities for female migrants and for rural wives of male migrants, and the weakening effect of serious economic dimensions of women's migration and on autonomous female migration. (SB)
Women-headed households : the ignored factor in development planning : report submitted to AID/WID by Mayra Buvinić( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age at first marriage in Peninsular Malaysia by Barbara Von Elm( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.58 for Women in m ... to 0.81 for Age at fir ...)

Alternative Names
Elm, Barbara von

English (15)

German (2)