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AuthorsM. Schrover, J. van der Leun, L. Lucassen, C. Quispel
TitleIllegal migration: how gender makes a difference
PublisherIMISCOE
PlaceAmsterdam
Title seriesIMISCOE Policy Briefs
Year2008
Series number10
Institute/dept.IMES - Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
Associated members
KeywordsGender; Illegal/irregular migration; Policies local/national/international
AbstractThis policy brief specifically presents illegal migration in a gender-based analysis. It argues that to understand a migrant’s choice to migrate illegally and to remain illegal in the receiving country, his or her position prior to migration must be considered; that women often experience unfavourable circumstances in their country of origin and that an institutionalised perception – of illegally migrant women being at risk and illegally migrant men as posing a threat – creates different circumstances for the men and women who try to migrate illegally. The brief is based on the IMISCOE publication: Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical Perspective (Amsterdam University Press 2008).
Document typeReport
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