Migrant mothers, family breakdown, and the modern state: an analysis of state policies regulating women migrating overseas for domestic work in Sri Lanka


  • Asha Abeyasekera Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
  • Ramani Jayasundere Independent


This paper aims to critically examine the Family Background Report Circular (2013) and analyse its implications as a policy document from a feminist perspective. The paper then draws from a research study conducted in four districts to ascertain the response to the policy as well understand impact of the implementation of the policy on the lives of migrant women workers and migrant-hopefuls. 


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How to Cite

Abeyasekera, A., & Jayasundere, R. (2015). Migrant mothers, family breakdown, and the modern state: an analysis of state policies regulating women migrating overseas for domestic work in Sri Lanka. The South Asianist Journal, 4(1). Retrieved from https://www.southasianist.ed.ac.uk/article/view/1264