Gender and Immigration

Gender and Immigration

by Gregory A. Kelson
     
 

Women and men migrate across international boundaries at roughly the same rate. Yet most scholarship assumes that international migration results primarily from the labor migration of male workers. When international female migration is acknowledged, the focus is almost exclusively on women in the low-wage labor sector of the global economy.

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Overview

Women and men migrate across international boundaries at roughly the same rate. Yet most scholarship assumes that international migration results primarily from the labor migration of male workers. When international female migration is acknowledged, the focus is almost exclusively on women in the low-wage labor sector of the global economy.

Gender and Immigration challenges this outlook by examining the diverse and complex ways in which women in a variety of occupational and social categories experience international relocation.

Written by experts and policymakers in the field, the timely essays collected here explore whether international migration provides women with opportunities for liberation from the subordinate gender roles of their countries of origin. Or, do migrant women face both traditional and new forms of subordination and discrimination in their host societies?

Exploring the experiences of a broad range of women, from "unskilled" workers on the U.S.-Mexican border and Filipino mail-order brides to Indian-American motel owners, Asian businesswomen, and Russian immigrants to Israel, Gender and Immigration offers a much-needed corrective to the long-standing invisibility of women in international migration research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814747322
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Gregory A. Kelson is Executive Director of the Institute for Women and Children's Policy, an international policymaking think-tank in Chicago.

Debra L. DeLaet is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
1Introduction: The Invisibility of Women in Scholarship on International Migration1
Pt. IThe Economic Status of International Female Migrants
2Seeds for Self-Sufficiency? Policy Contradictions at the US-Mexico Border21
3Labor Migration and International Sexual Division of Labor: A Feminist Perspective38
4Asian Women in Business in Australia59
5Immigration Policy, Cultural Norms, and Gender Relations Among Indian-American Motel Owners82
6Third World Immigrant Women in American Higher Education103
Pt. IIThe Social Status of International Female Migrants
7Mail Order Brides: The Legal Framework and Possibilities for Change127
8Sri Lankan Tamil Immigrants in Toronto: Gender, Marriage Patterns, and Sexuality144
9Gender Implications of Immigration: the Case of Russian-Speaking Women in Israel163
10Social Services for Immigrant Women in European Nations; Including Lessons from the Council of Europe's Project on Human Dignity and Social Exclusion186
11Conclusion: Policy Considerations for the Twenty-First Century207
Index216

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