Women, Gender and Labour Migration
Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Edited by Pamela Sharpe
Routledge – 2001 – 340 pages
Approximately half of all migrants today are female. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which attention to gender is moving debates away from old paradigms, such as the push/pull motivation which used to dominate the field of migration studies. The authors consider women's experience of migration, especially in long distance, transnational moves. They examine the extent to which labour migration is a social and strategic decision for women.