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Contextualising Highly Skilled South Asian Migrant Woman as A Worker: Exploring Her Work Experiences in Traditional Migration Countries

Journal of Organization and Human Behaviour

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Shruti Kalyanaraman | Author(s) Affiliation: M.Phil Research Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

This review addresses the career trajectory of highly skilled Asian migrant women. Previous studies have highlighted a plethora of experience of these women across work, family and immediate environment. This review offers a feminist perspective on this category of women as a productive part of labour force in the host country and to bring popular research pieces of the last decade under one roof is the objective of this review. The countries in focus are traditionally immigrant friendly nations such as USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Experiences at each level of work life are traced: right from job search to on- the-job experiences. Coping mechanisms of situations are detailed with possible influence in the identity of the worker. The review concludes with instances of highlight for this category of women in the state policy framework.

Keywords: Job Stress, Job Burnout, Indian Sectors, Recession, India

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