Immigration and Female Emancipation

As presented by the sources in this module, immigration is partially a form of emancipation for the immigrant women in the sense that they earn more than their male counterparts and are thus able to contribute more towards their household. Moreover, due to more financial contribution and higher earnings compared to their male counterparts, they should feel emancipated. However, based on ethnic backgrounds and social values the sources state that there are still some instances where women don’t feel immigration as a form of emancipation but just as a source of more liability towards their household and their husbands. It can be concluded that there is a mix of findings about immigration as a form of emancipation for women in United States.