Feminist Legal Studies

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 233–237 | Cite as

Zahra Meghani (ed) Women Migrant Workers: Ethical, Political and Legal Problems

Routledge, New York, 2016, 269 pp, price £90 (HB), ISBN 9780415534079
  • Gabriela Marti
Book Review

This volume makes a rich and innovative contribution to the literature on an important and timely topic: Gender, migration, and work. It looks in particular at low-skilled female migrant workers from the global South, migrating to countries of the global North.

Across the world, the number of women migrant workers (WMWs) is increasing. Indeed, migration is regarded, by many countries of the global South, as an actual development strategy. The remittances of migrant workers are a source of foreign revenue, for these states, and are seen as a possibility to correct the effects of underdevelopment and unemployment (this is referred to as the migration-remittances-development nexus). Therefore, the labour sending states actively encourage the labour migration of their citizens, and have established institutional and legal frameworks that facilitate the migration of their nationals to work overseas—and particularly the migration of women to work as domestic and care workers. However, the...


  1. Rajah, Jothie. 2012. Authoritarian rule of law: Legislation, discourse and legitimacy in Singapore. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)University of LondonLondonUK

Personalised recommendations