Migration, Ethnicity, Gender and Religion: Double Employment Disadvantage?

Yaghoob Foroutan, University of Mazandaran

Using a discrimination approach, this paper analyses the employment and occupational differentials of women by migration status, ethnic origin and religion which are identified as the prime causes of discrimination. The literature emphasizes the fact that the combination of a set of major sources of discrimination such as gender, migration, ethnicity and religion makes more severe the existing discrimination. Accordingly, it is proposed that the paper has a good potentiality to advance the existing knowledge on women’s market employment from a discrimination perspective. This paper is based on the multivariate results of an empirical research conducted in the multiethnic and multicultural setting of Australia.

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Presented in Session 191: Cross-Cultural Analyses of Gender and Work