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Introducing and Contextualising Feminised Migration

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Abstract

The increased prominence of female migration, along with a much wider array of push and pull factors, has often led scholars to focus on only one issue as it pertains to women and migration, such as human trafficking or remittances. Indeed, it is unusual for a volume to focus on more than one particular aspect of the migratory experience with much of the literature focusing on the plight of domestic workers. Thus, the aim of this volume has been to provide a wider survey that captures the multiplicity of drivers and resultant policy formations across a variety of regions. Further, in doing so it has sought to provide a balanced account that takes into consideration the structural drivers of migration without losing sight of individual agency and how these two intersect.

Keywords

Theory Feminised migration Push and pull factors Global South 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and GlobalisationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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