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Gendered work and migration regimes

Cox, Rosie (2012) Gendered work and migration regimes. In: Aslaug Sollund, R. and Leonard, L. (eds.) Transnational Migration, Gender and Rights. Advances in Ecopolitics 10 7. Bingley, UK: Emerald, pp. 33-52. ISBN 9781780522029.

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This chapter examines the relationship between the gendering of domestic work – its construction as ‘women's work’ – and the treatment within migration regimes of people who do such work. Research on paid domestic workers to date has highlighted that there are many examples of migrant domestic workers being subject to more stringent, limiting or invasive visa regulations than other migrant workers (see, e.g. Constable, 2003; Mundlak & Shamir, 2008; Pratt, 2004; Yeoh & Huang, 1999a, 1999b). Additionally, domestic workers can be excluded from employment protections, such as those that ensure minimum wages or maximum working hours for other groups (Hondagneu-Sotelo, 2001; Mundlak & Shamir, 2008; Pratt, 2004).

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Geography, Environment and Development Studies
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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 08:22
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