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This article explores adaptation strategies among Russian-speaking immigrants in Germany from a gender perspective. The methodological basis of the research is Berry’s model of acculturation and feminist theory. The acculturation strategies and determinants of migration behaviour are analysed based on migration statistics and the results of a survey. Particular attention is paid to gender differences in adaptation strategies. The author comes to the conclusion that female immigrants use more successful strategies and have better adaptability than male immigrants.
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Keywords: German immigration policy; Russian-speaking immigrants; acculturation strategies; gender

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Oxana Krasilnikova is Associate Professor at the Political Science Department of the Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia. She received her Ph.D. in history at the KFU in 2002. Her research focuses on gender politics, democracy and electoral politics. In 2010-2011, she became a recipient of a DAAD grant to conduct research in Fulda, Germany on ‘The role of women in politics in Russia and Germany’. She is a member of the Russian Association of Political Science., Email: [email protected]

Publication date: August 1, 2014

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