Female Migration and Urban Informal Sector in Monterrey Metropolitan Region of Mexico

Arunkumar Acharya, Universidad Autónoma de Nuveo Leon
Jose Juan Cervantes, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)

The objective of this paper is to analyze the migration pattern of Mexican women to urban informal sector particularly to Monterrey Metropolitan Region. Result indicates a constant flow of female migration to informal sector during 1995 to 2004. The socio-demographic profile reflects that majorities of these migrants are more than 20 years old, because there is still good opportunity for young women to insert in formal sector. When we compared these migrant women with their education and marital status it gives a clear picture that most of them have little education and are married. However, result indicates that women in informal sector are basically occupied as sellers, street vendor, craft women, working in manufacturing sector and domestic servants. Considering this, present paper also analyzes the inequality of income, condition of poverty and the economic and social suffering of female migrants.

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