NCSR 2008 - Urban Diversity and Religious Traditions
13-15 August 2008, Åbo Akademi University

Religion, Migration and Gender Identity: Empirical findings

Yaghoob Foroutan

Using a socio-cultural approach, this paper examines women’s employment differentials by migration status, ethnic origin and religion. In terms of religion, the paper focuses on Muslims and non-Muslims. The paper is based on the findings of an empirical investigation conducted in Australia. This multiethnic and multicultural context acts as a unique human and social laboratory for the present research and its empirical findings provide evidence and basis to deal with the project’s main objectives in relation to the effects of religion and migration on gender identity and roles.