Providing interdisciplinary and empirically grounded insights into the issues surrounding gender and migration into and within Europe, this work presents a comprehensive and critical overview of the historical, legal, policy and cultural framework underpinning different types of European migration. Analysing the impact of migration on women's careers, the impact of migration on family life and gender perspectives on forced migration, the authors also examine the consequences of EU enlargement for women's migration opportunities and practices, as well as the impact of new regulatory mechanisms at EU level in addressing issues of forced migration and cross-national family breakdown. Recent interdisciplinary research also offers a new insight into the issue of skilled migration and the gendering of previously male-dominated sectors of the labour market.
'This excellent diverse collection of strongly interdisciplinary papers further tackles the continued relative invisibility of gender relations within understandings of migration. It demonstrates the frequently negative consequences for women of both internal and international migration but also how the women involved are not simply passive victims of impersonal migration processes.' Keith Halfacree, Swansea University, UK 'This volume makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the relationship between legal aspects of immigration control and social and economic processes of gendered migration within a Europe whose boundaries are changing. In particular, it provides new perspectives on managing family life, women's careers and criminal justice.' Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University, UK 'This book … is a useful tool for putting migratory behavior and the consequences of migration on family and work life into a socio-cultural context and for theorizing migration behavior from a gender perspective.' European Journal of population