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All kinds of potential: Women and out-migration in an Atlantic Canadian coastal community


Corbett, M, All kinds of potential: Women and out-migration in an Atlantic Canadian coastal community, Journal of Rural Studies, 23 pp. 430-442. ISSN 0743-0167 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2007 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2006.12.001


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 outmigration? Given the recent concern about boy’s education, I raise some critical questions about the parallel notion that girls are doing just fine

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural education, mobility, gender, Atlantic Canada
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100566
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-09-02

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