Profile of immigrant mothers in Italyby Roberta Lunghini - 2016.05.04
Immigration is undergoing a real process of feminization across the EU. Where, today, women account for 50.2% of all migrants. A percentage that in Italy rises up to 53%. These foreign women show a high propensity for work and often are the breadwinners of the family. They are working women and mothers, whose identikit was traced by the ISMU Foundation – Initiatives and Studies on Multi-ethnicity, mainly focusing on the figures relating to the Lombardy Region, on the occasion of the upcoming Mother's Day. In particular, through a thorough selection procedure based on variables related to family and professional status, three main profiles have been identified:
- "Transnational" moms: with children living out of our Country, who work full-time with a permanent contract, or as autonomous or entrepreneurs (about 36 thousand in Lombardy);
- "Angels of the hearth": with children only in our Country, housewives who live with their husband/partner and not looking for a job (about 49 thousand in the Region);
- Moms "just like ours": with children only in our Country, with a job or looking for work, who live with their husband/partner (about 123 thousand in Lombardy).
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