South-South Gendered Migrations

The literature on gendered migrations has been dominated by an interest in the transfer of care labour from the South and poorer areas of the North to the wealthier areas of the North in Asia, Europe and North America.  Yet South-South gendered migrations are substantial, especially for domestic and care work and nursing.  I argue that the South is both heterogeneous and dynamic and includes middle income countries that attract significant regional migrations as well as internal migrations.


Kofman, E. and Raghuram, P.  ‘Explorations in diversity and dynamism in the Global South: women, migration and care’ Social Politics, 2012, 19(3): 408-32.


‘Gendered migrations and the Global South’ Imaginaries and Realities of Migration in the Global South: a gender analysis, University of Kent 26 September 2012