International Migration: The Case of Ethiopian Female Migrants in Austria

Teshome B.,Wondwosen, Jerusalem Negash-Wossene, Horst Seidler, Hanna Zegeye, INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIAN FEMALE MIGRANT IN AUSTRIA, Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-9, 2006

9 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2008

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Wondwosen Teshome-Bahiru

Forum für Sozialwissenschaften Forschung

Mag Jerusalem W. Negash

Äthiopisch-Österreichische Frauensolidarität

Horst Seidler

University of Vienna - Department of Anthropology

Hanna Zegeye

Äthiopisch-Österreichische Frauensolidarität

Abstract

This article assesses the migration, adaptation and the integration process of the Ethiopian female migrants in Austria. The research was conducted in Vienna for ten months in 2003, by employing the two most important anthropological tools of data collection: observation and interview. It is found out that the most pressing problem for most of Ethiopian women migrants is getting legal residence. The long period of time migrants are forced to wait to get legal residence makes them always live in a constant fear of deportation. Moreover, this research has revealed that for them getting the legal residence is the key for every thing. These include: employment, good income, social interaction, proper health insurance, and in the long run for their smooth integration.

Keywords: Ethiopia, Austria, female migrants, migration, adaptation, integration, refugee

JEL Classification: N37, Z00

Suggested Citation

Teshome-Bahiru, Wondwosen and Negash, Mag Jerusalem W. and Seidler, Horst and Zegeye, Hanna, International Migration: The Case of Ethiopian Female Migrants in Austria. Teshome B.,Wondwosen, Jerusalem Negash-Wossene, Horst Seidler, Hanna Zegeye, INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIAN FEMALE MIGRANT IN AUSTRIA, Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-9, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1081082

Wondwosen Teshome-Bahiru (Contact Author)

Forum für Sozialwissenschaften Forschung ( email )

Vienna
Austria

Mag Jerusalem W. Negash

Äthiopisch-Österreichische Frauensolidarität ( email )

Vienna
Austria

Horst Seidler

University of Vienna - Department of Anthropology ( email )

Vienna
Austria

Hanna Zegeye

Äthiopisch-Österreichische Frauensolidarität

Vienna
Austria

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