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Cultural Influences Across Time and Space: Do Source-country Gender Roles Affect Immigrant Women’s Paid and Unpaid Labour Activity?

Canadian immigrants come from a range of source countries which vary considerably in gender roles. Examining gender roles is therefore valuable in determining whether cultural norms continue to influence labour activities after immigrants have been exposed to the new environment of their host country. This study focuses on the  “portability”” of gender roles for immigrant women; that is, it examines whether source-country gender roles continue to influence immigrant families’ labour and housework activities after arrival in Canada.
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Date of publication: March-13

Link: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2013349-eng.pdf

Publisher: Statistics Canada

Jurisdiction: National

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