Gender and Migration

Kofman, Eleonore and Raghuram, Parvati (2022). Gender and Migration. In: Scholten, Peter ed. Introduction to Migration Studies. IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, Cham, pp. 281–294.



In the past few decades, gender has become one of the most significant optics through which to view and analyse migration. Migration has moved up the political agenda and women and men have become differentially entangled within these discussions. In this chapter we review some of the ways in which gender appears in migration debates, the different arguments around gender and on the forms of migration through which these have been routed, and some questions for future research agendas. This chapter is therefore necessarily selective and unable to provide a comprehensive review of the rich literature on the topic.

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