Agents of Change, Colours of Resistance: The Socio-Economic Integration of Filipina Live-in Caregivers in Montreal
Référence bibliographique 
Kapiga, Isabelle. 2009. «Agents of Change, Colours of Resistance: The Socio-Economic Integration of Filipina Live-in Caregivers in Montreal». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département de géographie.
Intentions : «Using an anti-racist feminist approach, this thesis will seek to explore how Canada’s LCP [Live-in Caregiver program] has influenced the socio-economic integration and personal experiences of a sample of Filipina live-in caregivers in Montreal, Quebec. This thesis will initially review the available literature on how Canada’s immigration policies have affected immigration trends over time. The current socio-economic outcomes for immigrant men and women who have recently arrived will be examined and compared to those of their Canadian-born counterparts. This will be followed by an assessment of the available literature that explores the contextual and explanatory macro-factors that have influenced the procurement of migrant women into the LCP such as Canada’s ever-changing immigration laws and ideologies, as well as its historical and economic status.» (p. iv)
Échantillon/Matériau : «[M]y sample included thirty one Filipina women as I believe this is a sample large enough to be representative of the population of Filipina live-in caregivers in Montreal and it allows most if not all of the population’s main perceptions and perspectives to be captured.» (p. 54)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«We have seen that the majority of the respondents who were interviewed were mainly in their thirties and forties and married as well as university educated with dependants in the Philippines. Most of the married women chose to enter Canada’s Live-in Care Program in order to provide a better lifestyle for their families. The majority of the respondents said that the main reason they chose to come to Canada was because of Canada’s higher economic status and the lure of permanent residency which countries they had previously worked in as domestics did not offer to them and their families. […] Those that were temporary workers or with an open permit (not yet reunited with their family in Canada) expressed the difficulty of being away from their children and husbands for such a long period of time. A few said it caused strenuous relationships with their husbands resulting in permanent separation or divorce. The respondents with children all said they felt guilt being physically away from them. They admitted to calling regularly as well as sending gifts and allowance money to compensate for their absence.» (p. 128-130)