Did you know…?


  • Although they are often overqualified for their positions, immigrant women are often concentrated in low-wage jobs in the sales and service industry.
  • In some countries, such as Vietnam and Japan, seeking assistance in carework for family members is considered as deeply shameful. It is seen as a failure on the part of the woman to fulfill her duties to the family.
  • In the past two decades, cutbacks on government programs and services have contributed toward the reprivitization of carework, increasing the burden on women and family members.

  • Women workers who have children in other countries are ineligible to receive child benefits like other mothers.
  • In BC until 1995, live-in domestic workers were excluded from regulations governing overtime pay and hours of work.

 

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Resources

Spitzer, Denise et al., “Caregiving in Transnational Context: ‘My Wings Have Been Cut; Where Can I Fly?’” Gender and Society 17, 2 (2003), pp. 267-286.

Yuval-Davis, Nira, “Women, Citizenship and Difference” Feminist Review 57 (1997), pp. 4-27.

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