Economy / Employment - - International

Crushed Hopes: Underemployment and deskilling among skilled migrant women

21.07.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

This report consists of a review of international literature on the subject of migrant deskilling and underemployment from a gender perspective, and three empirical case studies from Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom. It explores the difficulties skilled migrant women can face in transferring their skills and finding employment commensurate with their education when relocating to a new country. The case studies analyse the impact that such occupational downgrading can have on migrant women’s well-being, and the strategies that women can adopt to regain a professional status.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Publishing house : International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Publication date : 2012
  • Number of pages : 184
  • Language : English


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