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The Impact of Male Migration on Rural Women in Morocco
A Case Study on Gender and Migration
Reihe: Interethnische Beziehungen und Kulturwandel. Ethnologische Beiträge zu soziokultureller Dynamik
Bd. 68, 2009, 112 S., 19.90 EUR, 19.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-10217-1
A lot of young Moroccan men migrate internally or abroad, searching for better living conditions for themselves and their families, leaving their wives, sisters and mothers behind. This study focuses on the impact of male migration on women, who are left behind in the rural area of Morocco. Taking into account that Moroccan households are based on patriarchal principles, which also define male and female roles, it gives a close analysis of Jorf, which is situated in the region of Tafilalet in southeast Morocco.