Vulnerable Brides and Transnational Ghar Damads: Gender, Risk and 'Adjustment' among Pakistani Marriage Migrants to Britain

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According to the 2001 Census, Britain is now home to 747,285 people who describe their ethnic group as ‘Pakistani’. A large proportion of these are the British-born children and grandchildren of labour migrants from Pakistan, who responded to the need for industrial workers to rebuild the British economy in the years following Second World War. After the immigration reforms of 1962 restricted the right of Commonwealth citizens to move to Britain, family reunification became the primary means for continued immigration from Pakistan, encouraging men to bring their wives and children to join them...
Translated title of the contributionVulnerable Brides and Transnational Ghar Damad: Gender, Risk and 'Adjustment' among Pakistani Marriage Migrants to Britain. In (eds) pp
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarriage, Migration and Gender
Subtitle of host publicationWomen and Migration in Asia
EditorsRajni Palriwala, Patricia R Uberoi
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9788132111863, 9780761936756
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2008

Structured keywords

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol
  • Migration
  • Transnational
  • Marriage
  • Gender
  • SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship


  • Migration
  • Marriage
  • Gender

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