Crushed Hopes [electronic resource]: Underemployment and Deskilling among Skilled Migrant Women / IOM

[Place of publication not identified] : International Organisation for Migration, 2013.
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This report is a collective publication comprising a review of international literature on the subject of migrant deskilling and underemployment from a gender perspective and three empirical case studies from Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom. It explores the disproportionate difficulties skilled migrant women can face in transferring their skills and finding employment commensurate with their education when relocating to a new country. The case studies highlight situations in which migratory status and labour market dynamics can combine to constrain skilled and highly skilled migrant women to low-skilled occupations despite their often high human capital. They also analyse the impact that such occupational downgrading can have on migrant women's well-being and the strategies that women can adopt to regain a professional status.
Gender, migration and deskilling: A broad review of the literature
"I don't want to be stuck as a carer": The effects of deskilling on the livelihoods and opportunities of migrant care workers in England
The psychosocial impact of underemployment in the lives of skilled migrant women working in Geneva, Switzerland: An empirical study
Resilience strategies used by immigrant women facing professional deskilling in Quebec: A literature review and a small-scale study
Conclusions and perspectives.
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10.18356/7eff69cf-en doi
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