Immigration and Psychological Consequences: Gender Problem

Jul 21, 2006 16:00

Dr Gulfem Cakir


This seminar was organised by the London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS). LCSS continues seminar series at LSE. Gulfem Cakir, lecturer at Kent University gave a talk about Immigration and stressed on the place of woman and psychology by statistical data.

Feminisation of migration, especially in labour migration, is an emerging area of interest in policy and research as it is on the increase worldwide. Despite the fact that women usually migrate as 'dependents' and are confined to specific sectors, their existence in the migration space is getting more attention from researchers. As a result of their migration experience, women experience a number of psychosocial changes. Until recent times, however, the psychosocial consequences of migration have been among the neglected areas in both migration and mental health studies. First part of this talk will include the migration experiences of Turkish-speaking community in the UK with an emphasis on the case of Turkish-speaking women. The second part will include some initial findings from an ongoing research project that explores acculturation and adaptation experiences and its psychological consequences among Turkish-speaking women living in London.

Contributors

Dr Gulfem Cakir

Researcher, University of Kent

Venue


LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ



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