Intersectional Migration Regime Analysis: Explaining Gender-Selective Labor Emigration Regulations

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Abstract

This article proposes a framework for an intersectional migration regime analysis. It embarks from the puzzle that a number of labor-sending governments have gender-biased emigration regulations, such as banning certain groups of women from going abroad. The article argues that this is not a simple policy-incoherence, but the phenomenon can only be understood by looking at the interconnectedness of gender regimes and migration regimes. Such gender-biased emigration restrictions express traditional forms of gender knowledge that understand the protection of women as a national obligation. An intersectional analysis adds further dimensions and shows that also class (low degree of formal qualification) and age (young, old) are referred to identify ‘vulnerable’ groups in need of protection. It is argued that such a migration regime type enacts emigration control through protection.

Keywords

Migration regime Gender Labor migration Asia Intersectionality Gender knowledge Migration-development nexus Migration policies India 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)Osnabrück UniversityOsnabrückGermany

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