Gender, migration and the global race for talent

By Anna Boucher

Gender, migration and the global race for talent


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9651-2
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: February 2016
  • BIC Category: Politics, Central / national / federal government policies, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy, Society & social sciences / Gender studies, gender groups, Society & social sciences / Central government policies


The global race for skilled immigrants seeks to attract the best global workers. In the pursuit of these individuals, governments may incidentally discriminate on gender grounds. Existing gendered differences in the global labour market related to life course trajectories, pay gaps and gendered divisions in occupational specialisation are also present in skilled immigration selection policies. Presenting the first book-length account of the global race for talent from a gender perspective, Gender, migration and the global race for talent will be read by graduate students, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the fields of immigration studies, political science, public policy, sociology and gender studies, and Australian and Canadian studies.


'Boucher's book makes a valuable contribution to understandings of gender bias within skilled immigration policies in OECD countries. I believe that the book will become an essential reference work on the gendered dimension of skilled migration policies.. This book deserves to be read not only by scholars and students but also by policymakers and anyone interested in the gendered dimensions of international migration and, in particular, of selective immigration policies.'
Abdelsalam Marfouk , University of Liege and IWEPS, International Migration Review

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