Skilled Migrant Women’s Experiences of the Job Search Process

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Lehtovaara , H & Jyrkinen , M 2021 , ' Skilled Migrant Women’s Experiences of the Job Search Process ' , Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies , vol. 11 , no. S7 , pp. 11-30 .

Title: Skilled Migrant Women’s Experiences of the Job Search Process
Author: Lehtovaara, Heidi; Jyrkinen, Marjut
Contributor organization: Gender Studies
Date: 2021-11-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies
ISSN: 2245-0157
Abstract: In this article, we address how skilled migrant women experience job search processes in Finland, and the expectations and emotions that arise from these workforce encounters, which we explore through unique qualitative data. Although Finland relies strongly on principles of equality and inclusion, highly educated migrant women face major difficulties in job application processes. The employment level of migrant women in Finland is low compared to other Nordic countries, and even though migrant women are more educated than migrant men and their Finnish language skills are better, they encounter many hurdles in employment. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation is getting more difficult for many women with non-Finnish background.There are multiple hurdles in highly educated women workers’ employment, which relate to structural and cultural aspects and which end up in discrimination in recruitment processes.
Subject: 6160 Other humanities
skilled migrant women
job searche
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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