Gender and Migration - A Gender-Sensitive Approach to Migration Dynamics

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Gender and Migration - A Gender-Sensitive Approach to Migration Dynamics

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Auteur
Timmerman, Christiane. Lucinda Fonseca, Maria. Van Praag, Lore & Pereira, Sónia. (ed)
Éditeur
Leuven University Press
Type de publication
Book
Année de publication
2018
Résumé

Considering the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between gender relations and migration, the contributions in this book approach migration dynamics from a gender-sensitive perspective. Bringing together insights from various fields of study, it is demonstrated how processes of social change occur differently in distinct life domains, over time, and across countries and/or regions, influencing the relationship between gender and migration. Detailed analysis by regions, countries, and types of migration reveals a strong variation regarding levels and features of female and male migration.

This approach enables us to grasp the distinct ways in which gender roles, perceptions, and relations, each embedded in a particular cultural, geographical, and socioeconomic context, affect migration dynamics. Hence, this volume demonstrates that gender matters at each stage of the migration process. In its entirety, Gender and Migration gives evidence of the unequivocal impact of gender and gendered structures, both at a micro and macro level, upon migrant’s lives and of migration on gender dynamics.