Towards a gendered evaluation of (highly) skilled immigration policies in Europe

Kofman, Eleonore ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Towards a gendered evaluation of (highly) skilled immigration policies in Europe. International Migration, 52 (3) . pp. 116-128. ISSN 0020-7985 [Article] (doi:10.1111/imig.12121)


Immigration policies reflect to varying degrees the calibration and stratification of desirable knowledge. The criteria adopted have varied across countries and immigration systems. However, despite the evidence that skilled women migrate more than men, little attention has been paid to the extent to which immigration policies impact differently on women and men and result in gender inequalities, and how the valuation of skills is gendered in its criteria and outcomes. The article explores how European policies for the (highly) skilled produce and reinforce inequalities in gendered circulations, not just between women and men, but also in terms of intersectional differences, such as race/nationality and age.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: SKILLED IMMIGRATION TRENDS
Keywords (uncontrolled): gender, migration policies, skilled, stratification, Europe
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 12846
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Depositing User: Eleonore Kofman
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2013 05:59
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 07:55

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