Out of Asia: skilling, re-skilling and deskilling of female migrants

Raghuram, Parvati and Kofman, Eleonore (2004). Out of Asia: skilling, re-skilling and deskilling of female migrants. Women's Studies International Forum, 27(2) pp. 95–100.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2004.06.001


No abstract - from the introduction: Feminist contributions to migration research have highlighted the presence of women in migration streams (Morokvasic, 1991), identified the difference that gender makes to the migration experience, and emphasized the agency of the women who migrate (Barber, 2000 and Phizacklea, 1983). One of the most significant conceptual legacies of feminist contributions to the literature on international migration has been the recognition of migrant women's contribution to a wide range of sectors in the labor market (Morokvasic, 1991 and Yeoh & Huang, 2000). Yet, recent research on female labor migration has primarily focused on a narrow range of sectors (Kofman, 2000), in particular domestic work and sex work (Ehrenreich & Hochschild, 2003; Oishi, 2002 and Sassen, 2000).

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