Immigration Policy and Gender Ideology: Japan and Italy in Comparative Perspective

Japan and Italy have both been categorised as 'late-comer' immigration
countries but very little comparative research has been been conducted
on their respective immigration experiences.  While both countries are
affected by factors conducive to the recruitment of migrant labour
(eg. low fertility rates, an ageing population and a growing scarcity
of labour for unskilled jobs) the two countries have implemented
different immigration policy preferences.  This paper will consider
how gender ideology has informed immigration policy and practice to
produce different flows of female migrants in the two countries -
'entertainers' in Japan and live-in domestic workers in Italy.

Presenter: Jacqueline Andall, Senior Lecturer in Italians Studies, University of Bath
Date: April 21, 2010
Time: 3:30-5:00
Place: 308 Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota
Hosted by the Immigration History Research Center and the Institute for Global Studies

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