[Autom. eng. transl.] Although the female component already significantly accompanies the great migrations of the late 19th-early 20th century, in international literature, women seem to be relegated to subordinate and marginal positions: they appear to be, for a long time, almost invisible, since they emigrate in following decisions made by others or remain (the so-called 'white widows') in the countries of departure of the migrants. When they appear, starting from the mid-1970s, their presence is mostly described as a social problem. More recently, social research has begun to pay greater attention to the female component, both from a very pragmatic fact - the quantitatively massive presence of women in migratory flows - and from the push of feminist studies that have developed in recent decades. Furthermore, the presence of women causes us to focus on the relationship between migrants and welfare, opening the discussion to multiple aspects of the migratory phenomenon and social coexistence. In fact, migrant workers offer an important contribution to the redefinition of welfare systems and deploy resources of various kinds in this area.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Women in international migration: images and reality of a hidden resource deriving from welfare regimes|
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|