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ERIC Number: EJ1020028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
U.S. Engineering Degrees for Improving South Indian Graduate Students' Marriage and Dowry Options
Yakaboski, Tamara; Sheridan, Robyn Stout; Dade, Kristin
Journal of Studies in International Education, v18 n1 p45-63 Feb 2014
The article examines improved marriage opportunities as an unexplored motivator for pursuing international education via U.S. graduate engineering degrees and stresses the need to centralize gender in analyzing academic mobility and international education. This interdisciplinary qualitative study explores how South Indian men and women's experiences with international graduate education migration held gendered consequences for marriage and dowry. The participants show that the pursuit of a U.S. graduate engineering degree impacts a family's social and financial status by improving student's marriage options, including love marriages, arranged ones, and dowry. The research has implications for the recruitment and retention of Indian men and women engineers as graduate school migration overlaps with the socially preferred marriage timeline and it encourages policy makers and administrators to consider nontraditional motivators.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; United States
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