Principal Investigator: Hubert Schmitz. Lead Organisation: Institute of Developmet Studies
Co-investigators: Edmund James Malesky; Thang Nguyen; HANG PHAM; Neil McCulloch Tuan Dau Anh
This project examines a key assumption which underlies one of the main approaches to poverty reduction currently advocated and practised by many international development agencies.
The reproductive dimensions of rapidly increasing rural-urban migration and its linkages with changes in wellbeing have been rather poorly understood. However serious concerns are emerging with respect to the impact of migration on marriage, child-bearing and child-rearing strategies. These are significant for maternal and child health, for parenting and child development, and because they will profoundly shape the gendered outcomes of new opportunities.