This book explores the dynamic interplay between cross-national and cross-cultural patterns of female migration, integration and social change, by focusing on the specific case of Belgium. It provides insight into the dynamic interplay between gender and migration, and especially contributes to the knowledge of how migration changes gender relations in Belgium, as well as in the regions of origin. To this end, an analytical model for conducting gender-sensitive migration research is developed out of an initial theory-driven conceptual model. Employing a transversal approach, the researchers reveal similarities and differences across national backgrounds, disclosing the underlying, more "universal" gender dynamics.
Introduction Christiane Timmerman, Marco Martiniello, Andrea Rea and Johan Wets 1. Gender Sensitive Migration Research: Theory, Concepts and Methods Rilke Mahieu, Christiane Timmerman and Petra Heyse 2. Female Migration into Belgium Lieselot Vanduynslager and Johan Wets 3. Migrant Women in the Labor Market Andre Rea 4. The Migration Trajectories of Russian and Ukrainian Women in Belgium Petra Heyse, Rilke Mahieu and Christiane Timmerman 5. Female Filipino Migrants in Belgium: A Qualitative Analysis of Trends and Practices Fernando Pauwels 6. Gender and Latin American Migration to Belgium Marie Godin, Any Freitas and Andrea Rea 7. Migration of Romanian Women to Belgium: Strategies and Dynamics of the Migration Process Alice Poncelet and Marco Martiniello 8. The Migration of Nigerian Women to Belgium: Qualitative Analysis of Trends and Dynamics Fatima Zibouh and Marco Martiniello 9. Explaining Female Migration and Integration Patterns: A Transversal Analysis Any Freitas, Marie Godin, Petra Heyse, Fernando Pauwels, Alice Poncelet, Fatima Zibouh, Athanasia Mbah-Fongkimeh, Christiane Timmerman, Marco Martiniello, Andrea Rea and Johan Wets Conclusion Christiane Timmerman, Marco Martiniello, Andrea Rea and Johan Wets