Does Household Structure Matters in the Lives of Left Behind Women Due To Male Out-Migration in Rural India: Evidence from NFHS-3
Sujata Ganguly, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Male out-migration leads to modification in the structure of family life and also transform women’s social and economic position. A significant effect of migration on the family is the conjugal separation. The need for assistance with child care also may motivate a restructuring of household composition. Data Source: National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-3 (2005-2006). Objective: The broad objective of the study is to understand the household structure of left behind women in the place of origin (rural areas) due to male out-migration. Findings: Left behind women due to male out-migration in non-nuclear households have better health condition compared to those in nuclear households. This may be explained on the basis of the fact that the economic status of women in non-nuclear households is better than their counterparts. May be due to low standard of living, the affordability for health care among women in nuclear households is overshadowed.
Presented in Poster Session 4