LHA1147H: Women, Migration, and Work

Credit Value: 

This course will focus on the gender, race, and class dimensions of population movement and forced migration. The focal point of the course will be the understanding of work-related experiences of migrant and refugee women. Reading theories of migration in the context of circulation, distribution, and appropriation of capital, we explore the flow of migration and labour market in Canada and globally. Two forms of movements will be explored: movements of people and movements of jobs. The adjustment and transformation of market economy in response to these movements will be studied. Emphasis will be on the challenges forced by women migrants and refugees as they navigate changing labour markets in search of waged work.

Graduate Department: 
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education