2022 - 2023 DISSERTATION FELLOWS
Do Evictions Cause More Evictions? Investigating Spatial Spillover Effects Using a Spatial-Panel Model
Max Richards, Economics
Although research on Asian migrant women in domestic work has been centered on the Philippines, Nepal has also relied on exporting domestic workers for the remittances they bring and employment opportunities for poor and so-called unskilled women. Nepalese women have been migrating for domestic work for decades until a full ban on that migration was recently instituted by the government. Through policy analysis, fieldwork observations, and interviews, I examine the reasons for and the impacts of this ban and earlier partial bans to determine if such “protective” measures, which do not extend to male migrant workers, actually endanger women more and what alternatives there may be to such measures. My findings enrich critical international political economy (IPE) scholarship.