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Migrating Within “the Gender-equal Nordic Region”: Icelandic Migrants in Norway and the Gendered Division of Work and Care

Migrating Within “the Gender-equal Nordic Region”: Icelandic Migrants in Norway and the Gendered Division of Work and Care


Titill: Migrating Within “the Gender-equal Nordic Region”: Icelandic Migrants in Norway and the Gendered Division of Work and Care
Höfundur: Guðjónsdóttir, Guðbjört   orcid.org/0000-0002-7126-3452
Skaptadóttir, Unnur Dís   orcid.org/0000-0002-8350-3898
Útgáfa: 2017-04-03
Tungumál: Enska
Umfang: 76-90
Háskóli/Stofnun: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
Svið: Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Social Sciences (UI)
Deild: Félags- og mannvísindadeild (HÍ)
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UI)
Birtist í: NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research;25(2)
ISSN: 0803-8740
1502-394X (eISSN)
DOI: 10.1080/08038740.2017.1337363
Efnisorð: Gender Studies; Anthropology; Migration studies; Division of labour; Transnational families; Iceland; Norway; Kynjafræði; Mannfræði; Fólksflutningar (félagsfræði); Innflytjendur; Mannafli; Kynhlutverk; Lífskjör; Fjölmenning
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/583

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Guðjónsdóttir, G., & Skaptadóttir, U. D. (2017). Migrating Within “the Gender-equal Nordic Region”: Icelandic Migrants in Norway and the Gendered Division of Work and Care. NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 25(2), 76-90. doi:10.1080/08038740.2017.1337363

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Migration is a gendered process that shapes the lives of men and women differently, because they generally occupy dissimilar positions within the household, the labour market and society. This article examines gender and migration within a Nordic context, between two countries that are often presented as gender equal in cross-national comparisons. The focus is on how the gendered division of labour is manifested in the experiences of Icelanders who migrated to Norway in the wake of the Icelandic financial crisis of October 2008. The results are based on interviews with people who migrated to Norway both with and without their families. In our analysis, we show how the gender-segregated labour market and gender norms lead to different positions and opportunities for men and women at times of economic crisis and migration. For study participants who migrated with their families, the relocation was often organized around the labour-market position and opportunities of men. Those who migrated without their families emphasized their roles as providers for their families. However, only the women described how their absence was perceived as a failure to fulfil childcare responsibilities. The findings highlight the resilience of the notions of men as providers and women as primary parents within “the gender-equal Nordic region”, and indicate how these roles may facilitate or discourage the migration of men and women.

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