A population on the move: migration and gender relations in Albania

King, Russell and Vullnetari, Julie (2012) A population on the move: migration and gender relations in Albania. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5 (2). pp. 207-220. ISSN 1752-1378

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Abstract

Under the harshest communist regime in Europe, emigration from Albania was impossible, and internal migration was tightly controlled. After 1990, everything changed. Twenty years later, 1.4 million Albanians, equivalent to half of Albania’s resident population, live abroad; internal migration has also taken place on a massive scale. This paper describes these largescale migrations within the broader setting of ‘post-Wall’ European mobility and relates them to the changing context of gender relations in Albania.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Albania, migration, gender, remittances, development, population change
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Julie Vullnetari
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 08:17
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 14:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39739
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