Feminist Lunch Series: “Labour force participation of immigrant women in Canada”

October 27 12:00pm

Harriet Irving Library’s Innovation Hub, Floor 3, Room 316

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus

Dr. Fariba Solati’s (STU Economics) talk is titled: “Labour force participation of immigrant women in Canada: Focus on immigrants from the Middle East & North Africa.”

Immigrant women in Canada who migrated from the Middle East & North Africa have the lowest labour force participation rate compared with those from other regions and this continues for several years after arrival. Although their labour force participation rate increases considerably over time, it remains lower than immigrants from other regions, even after 15 years. This study will examine how home countries’ gender roles seem to survive even years after migration.

Dr. Solati joined the Economics Department at STU in 2016. In her research, she is interested in examining the effects of different economic policies and institutions on labor force participation across countries and over time. She has extensively examined how patriarchy adversely affects women’s participation in the labor market. Her passion about women’s rights and social justice is reflected in her research as well as her teaching. Dr. Solati’s current research projects focus mainly on economic activities of immigrants in Canada and specifically how immigration policies, culture, language proficiency, education and training effect the labor force participation of immigrants in Canada.

All are welcome!

Facebook Event (please invite friends): https://fb.me/e/16mTyXAI9.

A poster with the event information.The next event will be held on Nov.17th with a talk by Tracy Glynn from STU Environment & Society. Mark your calendar!

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre, UNB Libraries and UNB Alumnae association. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (lavoie@unb.ca).

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