Migration can be responsible for the spread of new social norms about gender roles. This column explores the impact of temporary migration from Jordan to more conservative and highly unequal neighbouring countries. The results indicate that women in households with a return migrant become more conservative themselves.
Michele Tuccio is an economist in the International Migration Division of the OECD. He is also an Associate Member of the Centre for Population Change, an Associate Researcher at DIAL (IRD-Université Paris-Dauphine), a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton. His research focuses on the economics of migration, with a specialization on its determinants and its developmental impact, as well as on labour market dynamics.