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Intersectionality at a Crossroads: How Migrant Status, Gender, Race, and Culture Effect Employment Opportunities for Resettled and Immigrant Women

The intersectionality of gender, race, immigrant status, and culture all pay a major role in disadvantaging women in the workplace in countries where they are resettled. Immigrant status and race disadvantage people because they contribute to differences in language, level of education, and availability of opportunities of employment for individuals. Gender and culture disadvantage individuals because cultural norms and gender roles and ideals may contribute to the type of work in which individuals engage. These factors are all combined for immigrant and refugee women, and this results in unique difficulties in employment opportunities as they move to a new place.