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ERIC Number: EJ783011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
All Kinds of Potential: Women and Out-Migration in an Atlantic Canadian Coastal Community
Corbett, Michael
Journal of Rural Studies, v23 n4 p430-442 Oct 2007
Rural researchers have found that women leave rural communities at a higher rate than men. Rural education researchers have also found that young women are significantly more successful in formal education than their male counterparts. Few studies though attempt to explain why this is so. This work presents data and analysis from two studies of education and out-migration from a rural-coastal community in Nova Scotia Canada. The questions I investigate in this session are: (1) why are women more likely to leave rural communities? (2) how have contemporary change forces like globalization and network society influenced the gender balance regarding rural out-migration? and (3) how has young rural women's relative success in formal education related to their higher rates of out-migration? Given the recent concern about boy's education, I raise some critical questions about the parallel notion that girls are doing just fine.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada