SOC383 Women Migrants Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2016


About This Course

For much of the twentieth century, researchers and policy analysts alike saw the migration of women as derivative from that of men. Their own characteristics, contributions, and experiences were given little attention. However, half of all international migrants in the world are female. The objective of this course is to increase your knowledge and understanding about various aspects of the international migration of women in post-industrial economies. Emphasis is on Canada. In this course, you will be exposed to different sources of information and to different topics, which include why women migrate and under what circumstances; modes of entry (and their consequences) including refugee migration, trafficking, and migration for marriage; impacts on family relationships, labour market integration, and immigrant offspring.