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Gender, Immigration and Immigrant Rights
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Research on gender and immigration has mainly examined how gender relations and the gendered division of labor have influenced patterns of migration and how immigration has affected gender relations. This paper shifts attention to immigrants’ rights, focusing on gender inequalities in their rights and the role of policies in shaping immigrant rights. The first part of the paper presents a framework for studying gender differences in immigrant rights, with special emphasis on social entitlements. Building on earlier work, I outline a framework consisting of 1) forms of entry, 2) the incorporation regime, 3) the welfare regime, and 4) the gender regime. The second part of the paper applies the framework to the United States to illustrate its potential in analyzing the gendered nature of immigrant rights. The final section suggests a comparative research agenda, based on the framework, to explore gender inequalities in immigrant rights across countries.

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2012. 1-20 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, immigration, immigrant rights, social entitlements, United States
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81095OAI: diva2:559521
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver
Available from: 2012-10-09 Created: 2012-10-09

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