Familial Migration: Class, Gender, and Global Inequalities

2nd Global Migration Lecture

With Prof. Dr Eleonore Kofman (Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and co-Director Social Policy Research Centre, School of Law at Middlesex University, London)

Traditionally, family migration was conceptualized as a separate form of migration from labour migration. Increasingly socio-economic criteria (labour market participation, language competence, financial resources, independence from welfare), have been applied to family migration policies in Europe, and are harder to fulfil by those with a weaker labour market position. Hence class now plays an increasingly significant role in stratifying the right to family migration. However, class is not the only stratifying element: gender, age and ethnicity interact with and reinforce the effects of class.

In cooperation with InZentIM.

Venue: Gerhard-Mercator Saal, Gebäude LR (Gerhard-Mercator-Haus), Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg

Date: January 21, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30 pm