Expériences pré-migratoires et projets de vie socioprofessionnelle des femmes immigrantes ouest-africaines à Québec

Authors: Sene, Rosalie Demosse
Advisor: Arsenault, Stéphanie
Abstract: This research addresses the question of socio-professional insertion of immigrant women coming from the French-speaking West Africa, considered through their pre-migration experiences. This study describes precisely the reality of skilled (or qualified) immigrant women before, during and after the process of immigration and their socio-professional integration in Quebec City. Socio-demographic characteristics were used to collect information on participants and complete the portrait of their reality. This study is meant to be descriptive and qualitative. The topic of this research was selected for study in view of completing a lack of work on visible minority, particularly immigrant women from the French-speaking West Africa. Above all, it was an opportunity to explore the complexity of their socio-professional integration. This qualitative descriptive study using a symbolic interactionism perspective was employed in order to analyse the social phenomena of the immigrant women’s socio-professional integration. Moreover, this view allows to underline the interaction of the women with the host society. The human capital theory is added to give an overview about their abilities and skills. After ten semi-structured interviews, the results of this research conclude and highlight the socio-professional capital of women coming from the French-speaking West-Africa before landing to Canada, their post-migration experience and finally the impact of it as a factor on their future projects and socio-professional integration. Nonetheless, the pre-migration experience does not appear as having an influence on their social integration but could be useful in the case of resumption of academic studies.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2013
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/24349
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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