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Tone Fløtten new Director at Fafo

05. January 2015

Since the turn of the year Tone Fløtten is the new director at Fafo. Tone has worked at Fafo since 1990 and during this period she has also been Deputy Director. 

New article: Motherhood, agency and sacrifice in narratives on female migration for care work

05. January 2015

In many communities of origin for female migrants there is widespread criticism in the media and popular discourse of mothers who leave behind children and enjoy the good life abroad, with claims that female migration happens at the cost of family and children. Due to the stigma produced by this discourse, female migrants who are also mothers often prefer to speak of their decision to migrate as an act of sacrifice. Showing the use of and the relationship between different narratives of female migration in Western Ukraine, Tyldum challenges some of the assumptions of the care drain perspective. The article is published in Sociology, December 2014. * Abstract

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