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Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent
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Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent

Anna Boucher

Abstract

In the global race for skilled immigrants, governments compete for workers. In pursuing such individuals, governments may incidentally discriminate on gender grounds. Existing gendered differences in the global labour market related to life course trajectories, pay gaps and occupational specialisation are refracted in skilled immigration selection policies. This book analyses the gendered terrain of skilled immigration policies across 12 countries and 37 skilled immigration visas. It argues that while skilled immigration policies are often gendered, this outcome is not inevitable and that gove ... More

Keywords: Skilled immigration, Public policy, Gender analysis, Migration studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099458
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099458.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Boucher, author
University of Sydney

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