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Gender, the family and self-employment: Is the family a resource for migrant women entrepreneurs?

  • Floya Anthias
  • Nishi Mehta

Abstract

In the literature on self-employment in general and female entrepreneurship in particular, what has rarely been considered is whether women entrepreneurs, like some of their male counterparts, can also treat their family and their ethnicity as a resource for pursuing economic advantages for themselves and their family and the extent to which gender relations and more specifically women’s relations with men and children can also act as a hindrance. The focus of this chapter is therefore to address these issues through discussion and illustration from biographical interviews with male and female entrepreneurs in the UK (London). One aim being to think through the multi-layered relations at work and attend to the intersections of gender, ethnicity and class.

Keywords

Woman Entrepreneur Female Entrepreneur Domestic Sphere Ethnic Minority Woman Ouse Hold 
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Copyright information

© VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Floya Anthias
    • 1
  • Nishi Mehta
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GreenwichUK

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