Gender, Health and Migration in Transnational Context. Rights, Policies, Accessibility

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 32 (Main Building)
RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)

Language: English and French

With reference to the theoretical and epistemological approaches of sociology this session aims to relate the socio-economic determinants with social policies and the health status of migrant people. Given that the dimension of health is a key factor to understand the system of inequalities, both social and gender ones, the aim of the session is to show the relationship between health, gender and migration highlighting, through a transnational perspective, both the social construction of gender inequality and the “multiple discrimination” due to the overlap of inequalities related to gender, migrant status and social conditions. 
Another objective of this session is to understand the role of policies for containing gender and health inequalities. In particular, we analyze the rights of migrant women (regular, undocumented, refugees, nomads) in different countries, their ability to access health care services, including reproductive health (childbirth, abortion, female cancer prevention, etc.). Therefore, we invite scholars and researchers to participate in this session by sending theoretical and/or empirical contributions dealing with one of the following topics:

  • the determinants of health related to gender and migration; 
  • reproductive health and rights of migrant women in countries of immigration; 
  • the impact of the European economic crisis on the health status and living conditions of migrant people; 
  • conflicts and forced migration in the Middle East and Europe: health and gender conditions; 
  • gender policies, migration and welfare in the European and Mediterranean area; 
  • working and health conditions of migrant women.
Session Organizers:
Lia LOMBARDI, University of Milan, Italy and Mara TOGNETTI, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Inequalities in induced abortion according to birthplace and educational attainment in a Southern European region (Basque Country)
Yolanda GONZALEZ-RABAGO, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain; Unai MARTIN, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain; Luisa N. BORRELL, Lehman College, CUNY, Department of Health Sciences, USA; Elena RODRIGUEZ, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain
Sexual and Reproductive Health of Immigrant Women in Catalonia: Consequences of the Application of the Royal Law Decree 16/2012 for Sanitary Regulation
Anna MORERO BELTRÁN, Departament de Sociologia i An� lisi de les Organitzacions, USA; Ana BALLESTEROS PENA, University of Barcelona, Spain
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