CoDE Seminar- Asma Khan
|Dates:||30 January 2018|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series.
We will be joined by Asma Khan who is a PhD candidate based at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, Cardiff University. She is funded by the Jameel Scholarship Programme.
Title: Migration, Marriage and Motherhood: Understanding the Economic Inactivity of Pakistani Women in Britain
Abstract: My mixed methods doctoral study aims to understand and explain the factors that cause Muslim women in Britain to be more likely to be economically inactive than women of other religious belongings. I will present some of the findings from the qualitative phase of the research project, fieldwork for which took place in an area of high Pakistani residential density in Manchester.
The labour market experiences of first generation Pakistani women will be compared with those of second generation women. Comparisons will be drawn as to how the two migrant generations experience the life stages of migration, marriage and motherhood differently within the context of a neighbourhood of high co-ethnic density. These key life stages are all known to have a significant effect on economic activity but little is known about how they are experienced, mediated and negotiated by Pakistani women.
Rich qualitative interview data from interviews will be presented as evidence of the ways in which religious beliefs and practice, ethnicity, education and social class intersect to affect and shape life stages for Muslim women. Labour market experiences of the interviewees were framed by the socio-economic circumstances of their families, which are determined by the occupation of their husbands or fathers, as well as the normative frameworks of the surrounding ethno-religious community. The interviewees represented a range of Islamic beliefs and practice.
- This is a free event and open to all- no registration required.
Organisation: Cardiff University
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