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Wives or workers: Single British female migration to colonial Australia

Gothard, J. (2001) Wives or workers: Single British female migration to colonial Australia. In: Sharpe, P., (ed.) Women, Gender and Labour Migration. Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, London, England, pp. 145-161.

Abstract

Approximately half of all migrants today are female. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which attention to gender is moving debates away from old paradigms, such as the push/pull motivation which used to dominate the field of migration studies. The authors consider women's experience of migration, especially in long distance, transnational moves. They examine the extent to which labour migration is a social and strategic decision for women.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2001 Pamela Sharpe; individual chapters, the contributors
Publishers Website: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/97804155107...
Notes: Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History Vol. 5
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14323
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