Life trajectories of women in the Portuguese community in England

  • The publications listed below examine life trajectories of Portuguese women in England drawing on a study conducted by Maria Amelia Estrela in collaboration with Guida de Abreu.
  • Seventeen women from different generations, social and economical situations (women in well paid or in humble job situations, women with large families and sometimes far from their partners) were interviewed during 2001/2002.
  • The study was sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Department of Basic Education, Portuguese Government.

Final Report in Portuguese "As Mulheres na Comunidade Portuguesa Emigrante do Reino Unido" (Pages 149).

Conference paper (Abstract in English).

  • Estrela, M. A. & Abreu, G. de (2003). The Portuguese women in England: A few stories on their life trajectories [Mulheres portuguesas em Inglaterra: algumas histórias de vida]. First International Conference on "The voice and choice of Portuguese Immigrant Women, University of Toronto, Canada


Dr Guida de Abreu, School of Social Sciences and Law, Psychology Department, Oxford Brookes University,Gipsy Lane, OX3 0BP, Oxford. E-mail gabreu at