- International Handbooks on Gender series
Edited by Jasmine Gideon
Chapter 15: Engendered movements: migration, gender and health in a globalized world
AbstractThe intensity, density and breadth of contemporary global migration is unprecedented in human history, involving over 220 million people around the world, half of whom are women. In this chapter, the author situates findings from her own research undertaken in Canada, Southeast Asia and Ethiopia within the published literature to illuminate the dynamic and complex interactions of migration and gender _ intersecting with other social markers _ and their impact on health and well-being. In so doing, she strives to articulate the pathways as to how macro- and meso-level phenomena such as neoliberal globalization, constructions of gender and racialized categories, and immigration policies, are implicated in the health and well-being of individuals and communities. This holistic and interactive perspective allows the nuancing of the health outcomes of the engendered movements of individuals, households and communities within and across borders under the conditions of neoliberal globalization that can further contribute to theory, health services, immigration and health policies, and community activism.
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