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dc.contributor.authorShakya, Manju
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yunjeong
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-03T16:16:48Z
dc.date.available2019-09-03T16:16:48Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2019.1570732
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620858
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Migrant women are often described as victims of the global economy: accounts of human rights abuses and economic exploitation have eclipsed more positive accounts of the impact of migrant work on women&#8217;s lives. Some migrant women are positioned to make use of new opportunities which they see as empowering, in contrast to earlier experiences in their homes or sending countries. This study, based on qualitative interviews with 13 young Nepalese women working in manufacturing and agricultural sectors with Employment Permits in South Korea, highlights a rather positive window of women&#8217;s empowerment. It shares the perspectives of young, mostly single women who gain self-confidence through their new ability to take care of their family (some becoming primary breadwinners). The women are also able to plan for their economic futures, and report their voices being heard more in important family decision-making. These material, relational, and perceptual improvements are all important dimensions of empowerment. In these experiences, gender intersects with age and other factors to produce a nuanced view of specific young women&#8217;s experience of migrant work.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent17en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/migration-as-a-window-to-empowerment-nepalese-womens-experiences-in-south-korea-620858
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleMigration as a window to empowerment: Nepalese women's experiences in South Koreaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryRepublic of Koreaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryNepalen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMigrant womenen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's empowermenten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMobilityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordIncomeen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAsiaen_US
prism.issuenameMigrants in a Global Economyen_US
prism.number1en_US
prism.volume27en_US


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