High-skill migration and recession : gendered perspectives
Title: High-skill migration and recession : gendered perspectives
Citation: London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Highly skilled women migrants are doubly-disadvantaged by their sex and outsider status when moving to a new country. They are paid less than their male counterparts, are employed more often than men in jobs below their level of qualification or outside their area of expertise, and often have to face the dual responsibilities of family and work. While migration is an opportunity for them it comes at a high price, with their potential often left unfulfilled. This volume explores the complex relationship between gender and high-skill migration, with a special focus on the impact of the current economic crisis on highly skilled women-migrants in Europe. The contributors examine not only typically 'female' labour market sectors, such as nursing, but also analyse engineering, entrepreneurship and academia. Throughout, the collection adopts an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approach combining perspectives from Migration Studies, Human Geography, Political Science, Social Anthropology and Legal Studies.
Table of Contents:
-- PART I: FEMALE HIGH SKILL MIGRATION: CONCEPTS AND DYNAMICS 1. Introduction. Female High Skill Migration in the 21st Century: The Challenge of the Recession; Irina Isaakyan; Anna Triandafyllidou 2. European Policies to Attract Talent: The Crisis and Highly Skilled Migration Policy Changes; Lucie Cerna; Mathias Czaika 3. Female High Skilled Emigration from Southern Europe and Ireland After the Crisis; Anna Triandafyllidou; Carmen Gonzalez-Enriquez 4. Crisis and Beyond: Intra-EU Mobility of Polish and Spanish Migrants in a Comparative Perspective; Pawel Kaczmarczyk; Mikolaj Stanek -- PART II: FEMALE HIGH SKILL MIGRATION: A SECTOR-SPECIFIC APPROACH 5. Migration of Nurses and Doctors in the European Union and the European Free Trade Association; Gilles Dussault; James Buchan; Isabel Craveiro 6. Migration of Engineers and the Gender Dimension; Matthew Dixon 7. Southern European Highly Skilled Female Migrants in Male-Dominated Sectors in Times of Crisis: A Look into the IT and Engineering Sectors; Ruby Gropa; Laura Bartolini 8. International Students Mobility, Gender Dimension and Crisis; Marta Moskal 9. Exploring the Intersecting Impact of Gender and Citizenship on Spatial and Academic Career Mobility; Kyoko Shinozaki -- PART III: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS: TOWARDS A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE FEMALE HIGH-SKILL MIGRANT IN EUROPE 10. The Problem Of Skill Waste Among Highly Skilled Migrant Women In The UK Care Sector; Sondra Cuban 11. American Women in Southern Europe: A New Source of High Skill Workforce for the Eurocrisis Zone; Irina Isaakyan 12. Re-Thinking the Gender Dimension of High Skill Migration; Anna Triandafyllidou; Irina Isaakyan