Labour Migrant: Our Savior or Betrayer? Ukrainian discussions concerning labour migration
Myroslava Keryk’s article provides insight concerning the current political situation involving Western Ukrainian migrant laborers know as “zarobitchany.” Leaving the Ukraine primarily for Western European countries, these migrants make up about a quarter of the working population in Ukraine. They thus represent a significant group as far as elections and their remittances back to Ukraine are also very relevant. Keryk, a doctoral student at the Graduate School for Social Research, provides a detailed account of the location and types of work of the migrants and uses this information to return to the issue of their possible disenfranchisement by the ruling party. In doing so, the article not only alludes to the economic difficulties that have prompted mass migration, but also analyzes the political initiatives to limit the migrants and the opposition parties with which they identify.
31. 10. 04
Téma: Labour Migration