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Volume 4, Issue 3 (Sep 2014)

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Transnational Marriages and Second-Generation Women’s Employment

Marjan Nadim
Published Online: 2014-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2014-0019

Abstract

This article studies transnational marriages among the second generation and analyses the processes through which transnational marriages shape second-generation women’s attachment to work. Based on in-depth interviews with second-generation women of Pakistani descent in Norway, along with some of their husbands, the article identifies three processes through which transnational marriages can shape women’s attachment to work: 1) conflicting expectations concerning childcare and women’s employment; 2) unsettled gendered power relations; and 3) economic instability. Contrary to the public concern that transnational marriages will impede second-generation women’s employment, this study suggests that marrying transnationally can create incentives for second-generation women’s paid work.

Keywords: Second generation; transnational marriage; work-care practices; Pakistani; Norway

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About the article

Received: 2013-12-08

Accepted: 2014-07-10

Published Online: 2014-09-25

Published in Print: 2014-09-01


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