Gender, Skilled Migration and IT industry: a comparative study of India and the UK

May 2017 - Apr 2018

Through a multidisciplinary, comparative analysis across two countries, and of the experiences of migrants, two significant but separate fields of academic research will be brought together in GSM-IT:

  • gender issues in IT
  • gender and skilled migration

This project uses academic and industry interests and approaches to explore four questions

  1. What are the patterns of gender differences in the labour market among migrant and non-migrant workers in the IT sector in India and the UK?
  2. What processes have led to gendered patterns of workplace experiences among migrant and non-migrant workers in the IT sector in India and the UK?
  3. What is the role of firms, industry and national regulations and cultures in creating barriers and opportunities for migrant and non-migrant men and women's career entry and progression and labour markets?
  4. What are the best practices for integrating women into firms in each country and how does this differ by migration status?

This project is supported by the ESRC, and is being run by Professor Parvati Raghuram, Dr Clem Herman, Dr Esther Ruiz Ben, and Dr Gunjan Sondhi.