Migrant Men in Europe and Beyond: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

  • Ester Gallo
  • Francesca Scrinzi
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


This chapter reviews and discusses existing studies and data on the employment of migrant men in Europe and compares this context with other relevant geopolitical areas such as the USA and Asian countries. It places the analysis of the Italian case within a wider comparative perspective and highlights how the analysis of a specific national context is able to illuminate wider tendencies in the way contemporary changes in welfare and migration regimes intertwine with the gendered globalisation of reproductive labour. The chapter also locates the analysis of migrant men within the literature on the ‘global care chain’ and discusses the relevance of ethnicity to the study of men’s employment in feminised jobs.


Labour Market Migrant Worker Immigration Policy Informal Economy Migrant Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ester Gallo
    • 1
  • Francesca Scrinzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyGediz UniversityMenemen (Izmir)Turkey
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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