Brenda S.A. YEOH & Louisa-May KHOO : Home, Work and Community : Skilled International Migration and Expatriate Women in Singapore

Published in International Migration Volume 36 Issue 2 Page 159 – June 1998

While skilled labour migration across international borders is a phenomenon of increasing significance in the age of globalization and an important component in the production of global cities, it has not been given sufficient attention in traditional migration analyses.

Recent research has focused on institutional mechanisms regulating the patterns of skill transfer rather than the individual experience of being part of the international labour circuit. Women, in particular, have usually been relegated to the role of « trailing spouses » and are generally invisible in the migration process.

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