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Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Transition Into Tertiary Education After VET and the Role of the Work Area – a Longitudinal Study on Gender Segregation in the Field of Social Care

Aeschlimann, Belinda ; Neumann, Jörg ; Trede, Ines

In: Pathways in Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the 4th Crossing Boundaries Conference in Vocational Education and Training, Muttenz and Bern online, 8. –9. April, 2021, p. 16-23

Vocational education and training play a key role in the Swiss educational system. One of the most frequently chosen apprenticeships is Certified Social Care Worker (CSCW). After certification, these graduates have the option of working in the profession, attending tertiary vocational education, or changing to a profession outside the social sector. Studies on the choice of study at upper...

Université de Neuchâtel

Becoming a citizen through marriage: How gender, ethnicity and class shape the nation

Kristol, Anne ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Citzienship Studies, 2020, vol. 24, no. 1, p. 40-56

The role of marriage in accessing membership entitlements has been studied extensively in the context of marriage migration, but it remains under-researched in the literature on citizenship acquisition. This paper explores specific constructions of deservingness vis-à-vis the foreign spouses of citizens and their marriages in the context of facilitated naturalization in Switzerland. Based on an...

Université de Neuchâtel

Family configurations and arrangements in the transnational mobility of early-career academics: Does gender make twice the difference?

Toader ; Dahinden, Janine

In: Migration Letters, 2018, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 67-84

Previous studies have pointed out the highly gendered character of academia in general and international mobility in particular: women academics are confronted with a ‘glass ceiling’, and they are less geographically mobile than men, mainly as a result of family obligations. This paper examines whether gender plays twice a role in how women and men consider family arrangements in regard to a...

Université de Neuchâtel

Alternative spatial hierarchies: a cross-border spouse’s positioning strategies in the face of Germany’s ‘pre-integration’ language test

Jashari, Shpresa ; Dahinden, Janine ; Moret, Joëlle

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2019, p. 1-17

This paper examines how spouses waiting in Turkey to be reunited with their partner in Europe experience border regimes and deal with the transnationalised discourses on ‘marriage migrants’ they encounter. It is based on the analysis of a single narrative interview, that of a woman taking German classes at Goethe Institute in Istanbul in order to pass the required language test. Like other...

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Noun classes and grammatical gender in Wolof

Babou, Cheikh Anta ; Loporcaro, Michele

In: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 2016, vol. 37, no. 1, p. 1-57

Université de Fribourg

Gender innovation and migration in Switzerland

Falk, Francesca

(Palgrave studies in migration history)

ISBN: 9783030016265

This open access book analyses migration and its relation to sociopolitical transformation in Switzerland. It addresses how migration has made new forms of life possible and shows how this process generated gender innovation in different fields: the changing division of work, the establishment of a nursery infrastructure, access to higher education for women, and the struggle for female suffrage....

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Mental hospital admission rates of immigrants in Switzerland

Lay, Barbara ; Nordt, Carlos ; Rössler, Wulf

In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2007, vol. 42, no. 3, p. 229-236