Lived Experience of South Asian Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada

Author: Ralston, Helen
Year:1996
Pages:184
ISBN:0-7734-8761-1
978-0-7734-8761-1
Price:159.95
This study made use of historical records, census data, and in-depth interviews with 126 first-generation women to generate a detailed portrayal of the demographics of South Asian women immigrants and their lived experiences. It begins with a discussion of the major theoretical issues in studying South Asian women in Canada and the impact of Canadian immigration policy on this group of women. It then provides a profile of these women and the socio-demographic context of their everyday lives in three domains: work in the home, work outside the home, and participation in community organizations, notably religious and cultural organizations.