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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master in global studies
Title Gender roles and migration: a qualitative field study of Nepalese migrants in Berlin
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/225156/Master MGS Saban Khadka​v14.pdf?sequence=1
Abstract
This study investigates the issues emerged from the transnational life's of Nepalese
migrants living in Germany. The reasons for migration, social, political and
economic transformation, changing gender roles, the reasons for the changes and
consequences of migration have been dealt on. Qualitative methodology was
adopted using the in-depth interview and observation techniques.
The thesis discovered that the reasons for migration was not just economic but
beyond the economic returns; such as education, exploring western world and
expanding skills and knowledge. It was found that most of the migrants were
actively maintaining their ties with their native communities through various ways
like: remittance, social remittance which resulted in social and economic
transformation in both sending and receiving countries. Migrants possess a deep
attachment with their native land as they were concerned with their country
political scenario and their loss of identity from their homeland. Also it was
revealed that most of the migrants went through various social transformations like
changing their social status and acquainted with cultural competence and
cosmopolitan. It was found that the orthodox concept of gender roles were no
longer applicable in Nepalese migrants as they have adopted modern values and
engagement in economic involvement.

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