Title
Alone and far from home : gender and migration trajectories of single foreign newcomers to Antwerp, 1850-1880 Alone and far from home : gender and migration trajectories of single foreign newcomers to Antwerp, 1850-1880
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. History
Publication type
article
Publication
Beverly Hills, Calif. ,
Subject
Sociology
Law
History
Source (journal)
Journal of urban history. - Beverly Hills, Calif., 1974, currens
Volume/pages
42(2016) :1 , p. 61-80
ISSN
0096-1442
ISI
000366597800004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
On the basis of nominal data from local foreigners' files, this article examines gender differences in the trajectories of more than 3,000 single foreign newcomers to Antwerp between 1850 and 1880. The data demonstrate an overall expansion, ruralization, and feminization of the migration field over time, attuned to the evolution of the port town's dual labor market. Foreign single women were less specialized than their skilled male counterparts and immigrated in large numbers only toward the end of the period under study, supported by the facilitation of travel via rail. Engaged in a catch-up process as well as in the founding of new patterns of migration, single female migrants emerge from this study as both followers and pioneers. By highlighting the latter's dual role, the results shed new light on gender stereotypes in migration research and on the oft-assumed connection between migration distance and occupational specialization.
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