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Transnational Marriages and Second-Generation Women’s Employment

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Marjan Nadim

Institute for Social Research, Oslo, NO
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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.
How to Cite: Nadim, M., 2014. Transnational Marriages and Second-Generation Women’s Employment. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 4(3), pp.99–107. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2014-0019
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Published on 01 Sep 2014.
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