Research questions related to gender and integration
Are migration motives different for men and women? Are there women who migrate alone and if so, why?
How can we compare the position of migrant women and women who stay behind? Is there a difference in this respect between the two sending countries?
What were the gender roles in the country of origin before migration? Did they change after migration and in what way?
How is female employment experienced within the migrant family? Does it lead to empowerment/emancipation or does it lead to increased control of women by men? In which ways are these processes related to gender ideologies in the country of origin and in the host country?
How do gender relations and roles change within the transnational family?
How do Albanian and Bulgarian migrant men and women conceptualize "integration"? As assimilation, as a coping strategy, as social mobility or as "a window on the world"? How is this related to their identity (national/ethnic, diasporic/cosmopolitan, migrant)? Furthermore, what does "home" mean for them?
Albanian men and women seem to "assimilate" more easily in Greek society than their Bulgarian counterparts. Why is that so and what is the role of gender in this process?
How does the government migration policy affect men and women differently? In particular, how does it affect household structure and gender roles within the family?
How do the legalisation procedures affect migrants' strategies?
Are there different migration and solidarity networks for men and women? How is this fact related to individual and family migration strategies?
What is the role of religion and how is it perceived and used by Albanian and Bulgarian migrant men and women? As an integration strategy, as a strategy of hiding national identity, as an empowerment strategy, or as a memory strategy?
What do Albanian and Bulgarian men and women think of the other migrant communities (and also of each other)? Is their discourse related to gender, labor and integration?
What is the role of Greek language skills in the integration process?
How does migrants' discourse on integration change when they visit their country of origin?