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High-Skilled MigrationDrivers and Policies$
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Mathias Czaika

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198815273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198815273.001.0001

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Female High-Skilled Migration

Female High-Skilled Migration

The Role of Policies

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High-Skilled Migration

Anna Boucher

Oxford University Press

States and employers are increasingly selecting highly skilled immigrants according to labour market qualifications and broad human capital attributes. This chapter considers the gender implications of the focus on skills through an examination of the different career trajectories of men and women. In particular, it considers the acknowledgement of part-time and non-continuous work in skilled immigration policy design as well as the potentially discriminatory effects of age limits. In doing so, it applies feminist theories from industrial relations and economics to the examination of skilled immigration policies in twelve countries, demonstrating variation across countries in their awareness to gender concerns.

Keywords:   gender, policy design, points-based tests, feminist theory, part-time work, skills definition

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