Social change and sexual differences in Puerto Rican rural migration

J. Monk

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This study looks at the different migration patterns of men and women in the western highlands of Puerto Rico. The destinations of the two sexes differ considerably with most of the men leaving the island whilst women move to a greater variety of destinations, many of them moving only short distances from rural areas to nearby villages. In Puerto Rico no differential was found for the two sexes between family income and the propensity to migrate. Female migrants were more likely to have had mothers who had migrated, to be married and to have had less than 4 yr education than was the situation with male migrants. -J.Momsen

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-43
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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