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From a Trickle to a Torrent – Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal - California Scholarship Online
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From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal

Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup


What happens to a community when the majority of young people move away for education? In Nubri, an ethnic Tibetan enclave in the highlands of Nepal, educational migration (the sending of children to distant institutions for schooling) has become a key component of a family management strategy that is driven by the prospect of social and economic rewards but that entails risk, uncertainty, and unforeseen consequences. The authors draw on ethnographic, demographic, and historical research to document how long-standing religious connections shape contemporary migrations and how population growth ... More

Keywords: education, migration, anthropology, demography, household, Nepal, Nubri, Tibetans, Buddhism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520299511
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520299511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoff Childs, author
Washington University in St. Louis

Namgyal Choedup, author