To date there have been few studies of professional women in health care in the developing world.
With the increased feminization of the Mexican health work force, an estimated 30 per cent of all physicians are female, there is an urgent need to study this group of workers in terms of their impact on the health service.
In particular, the potential for female physicians to migrate could have a dramatic impact on the health service.
Indeed. it has long been recognised by the Mexican health authorities that there is an uneven spatial distribution of physicians and yet little is known about the distribution and mobility of female physicians.
To this end this paper will analyse the migration and mobility of female physicians through the lifecourse in provincial Mexico.
The paper examines the factors that control and structure female physician migration in childhood. during their training and career development.
Data for this study were obtained during a period of ten months fieldwork in Mexico.
Primary data were obtained from interviews with a sample of physicians in five study states.
The interviewees also completed a diary for three months to outline their daily. weekly and monthly routine activities.
Secondary data sources were various health employment records. medical school output statistics and the Atlas of Professionals produced by the Mexican census service. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Femelle, Sexe, Carrière professionnelle, Mobilité professionnelle, Migration, Système santé, Répartition géographique, Densité, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Health staff, Human, Female, Sex, Career, Occupational mobility, Migration, Health system, Geographic distribution, Density, Mexico, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394508
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.