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Gendered dynamics of migration and transnational social protection

This special collection aims to advance the current debates on transnational social protection further by showing the ways in which formal and informal social protection, which usually are treated as separate entities, intersect and reinforce inequalities on a transnational level. Contributions to this special collection aim to draw attention to the complexity of processes through which gender intersects with other social categories, such as ethnicity, age, migrant status, and class, in the realm of formal and informal social protection. In doing so, the publications aim to avoid methodological nationalism and static, localized views on gender, ethnicity, and class. Therefore, all the contributions in this issue are concerned with the central questions: (1) What is expected of men and women in terms of transnational social protection and how do these affect gendered life chances in transnational social spaces?  2) How does this negotiation of social protection influence gender roles and (in-)equalities? (3) Do different areas of social protection, such as healthcare, childcare or financial exchanges have different gendered dynamics?

Edited by: Başak Bilecen, Karolina Barglowski, Thomas Faist, and Eleonore Kofman

  1. Social protection refers to resources and strategies to deal with social risks, such as poverty or obligations and needs of care, which might impede the realization of life chances and well-being. Previous res...

    Authors: Başak Bilecen, Karolina Barglowski, Thomas Faist and Eleonore Kofman
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2019 7:47
  2. In recent years, forcibly displaced populations have attracted enormous media attention as an increasing number of disasters and political conflicts push more and more people to move away from their homes and ...

    Authors: Rachel Sabates-Wheeler
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2019 7:38
  3. Belgium had a long tradition of direct informal employment in paid domestic work, which has undergone formalisation through the introduction of the ‘service voucher system’. This policy triangulates the employ...

    Authors: Anna Safuta and Beatriz Camargo
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2019 7:14
  4. Ecuadorian migration to Spain can be described as an emblematic case of feminization of international migration. As the scholarship showed, this migration flow has been shaped by transnational female social ne...

    Authors: Simone Castellani and Emma Martín-Díaz
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2019 7:7
  5. Care for young children continues to highly influence the life chances of men and women, even more so when they are migrants. For migrant women, childcare remains a particular challenge when their kin are abse...

    Authors: Karolina Barglowski and Paula Pustulka
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2018 6:36