Women in Motion: Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia

Citation:

Oishi, Nana. 2005. Women in Motion: Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Author: Nana Oishi

Abstract:

Women make up about half of the world's migrants, so it is little surprise that the international migration of women has been attracting significant attention in recent years. Most agree that global restructuring increasingly forces a large number of women in developing countries to emigrate to richer countries. But is poverty the only motivating factor?

In Women in Motion, Nana Oishi examines the cross-national patterns of international female migration in Asia. Drawing on fieldwork in ten countries—both migrant-sending and migrant-receiving—the author investigates the differential impact of globalization, state policies, individual autonomy, and various social factors. This is the first study of its kind to provide an integrative approach to and a comparative perspective on female migration flows from multiple countries. (Amazon)

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Table of Contents:

1. Introduction: Women in Global Migration

2. Economic Development and Immigration Policies: The Role of the State and Society in Destination Countries

3. Value-Driven Emigration Policies: The Role of the State in Countries of Origin

4. Why Gendered Policies? The State, Society, and Symbolic Gender Politics

5. The Road from Home: Women's Autonomy, Migration, and the Trapping Mechanism

6. Social Legitimacy: The Nexus of Globalization and Women's Migration

7. Conclusion: Toward Global Governance of Migration

Epilogue: Migration and Women's Empowerment

Topics: Development, Displacement & Migration, Migration, Economies, Gender, Women, Globalization Regions: Asia

Year: 2005

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