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Thesis

Shifting responsibilities in migrant matrifocal households: A look at transnational households in the Caribbean

Date

2009

Authors

T. Scantlebury

Abstract

This research concerns itself with characteristics of contemporary migrations, such as an increased emphasis on temporary relocations over permanent resettlements, an engagement with socionormative gender roles within migrant households, and an increased focus on women's participation on both ends of the migratory spectrum. The decision to involve both migrants and non-migrants into this study results from the acknowledgment that both groups play different but invaluable roles in sustaining international migratory practices. To investigate these contemporary migration practices, this thesis performs a gendered analysis of Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) with emphasis placed on Caribbean migrants and Barbadian non-migrants who participate in international labour migration The research locations for this study were Canada and Barbados.

University

University of Guelph (Canada)

Degree

M.A.

Place published

Canada

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers and General farm workers

Content types

Policy analysis and Statistics on work and life conditions

Target groups

Researchers

Geographical focuses

Regional relevance and National relevance

Spheres of activity

Anthropology, Gender and sexuality studies, and Sociology

Languages

English