Migrants and their money
Surviving financial exclusion
- Kavita Datta
- Hardback, 240 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 18 Apr 2012
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“The book will be required reading for both academics and policy makers ... and it should provide an admirable model for other researchers wanting to undertake comparative analyses.” International Migration Review
"In a research field usually populated by financial centres and elite intermediaries, here at last is a much needed analysis of the financial lives and geographies of low paid migrants in London."
Jane Pollard, University of Newcastle
About This Book
This original and topical book tells the untold stories of migrants' experiences of, and responses to, financial exclusion in London. Breaking important new ground, it offers an insight into migrants' lives which is often overlooked, yet is increasingly vital for their broader integration into advanced financialised societies. Adopting a holistic focus, Migrants and their Money investigates migrants' complex financial lives which extend far beyond remittance sending, exploring their banking, saving, credit and debt related practices. It highlights how migrants negotiate the complex financial landscape they encounter and the diverse formal and informal ways in which they manage their money in the financial capital of the world. Drawing upon a rich evidence base, this book will be of particular interest to academics, local authorities, policy makers and the financial services industry.
Author BiographyKavita Datta is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London. She has extensive research experience in transnational migration, finance and gender and has conducted research in both the Global North and South.
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