Book Chapter

Young women and girls as providers for households of origin

Lan Anh Hoang

Supporting Brighter Futures: Young women and girls and labour migration in South-East Asia and the Pacific | International Organization for Migration | Published : 2019


This paper examines how young women and girl migrants have increasingly become household providers within the five countries that make up Mainland South-East Asia (Mainland SEA): Thailand, Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam.1 The focus on Mainland SEA is both important and interesting given the convergence and divergence in migration trends and patterns in the subregion. The recent exponential increase in female migration within and from the countries where female migration was once frowned upon, implies profound transformations in places of origin. The paper begins with an overview of the differences and similarities in migratory trends for women and girls ..

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