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The Italian-Ukrainian Care Chain: Transnational Welfare, Transnational Families and Care Drain

Mudrak, Viktoriia LU (2011) SIMT21 20111
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
The thesis is devoted to the analysis of the care chain between Italy and Ukraine, which is a highly feminised and multi-sided phenomenon. The focus is kept on such aspects as organisation of transnational welfare, transnational families and care drain in Ukraine. Pushed by the unstable socio-economic situation and necessity in Ukraine, Ukrainian women perform carework and domestic work in Italy and in this way meet the ‘care deficit’ and satisfy welfare needs of the Italian state, families and individuals, especially elderly. However, a large-scale female emigration from Ukraine results in the (‘broken’) transnational families, the members of which are located in two nation-states, which require adaptation to the new practices and... (More)
The thesis is devoted to the analysis of the care chain between Italy and Ukraine, which is a highly feminised and multi-sided phenomenon. The focus is kept on such aspects as organisation of transnational welfare, transnational families and care drain in Ukraine. Pushed by the unstable socio-economic situation and necessity in Ukraine, Ukrainian women perform carework and domestic work in Italy and in this way meet the ‘care deficit’ and satisfy welfare needs of the Italian state, families and individuals, especially elderly. However, a large-scale female emigration from Ukraine results in the (‘broken’) transnational families, the members of which are located in two nation-states, which require adaptation to the new practices and experiences of the transnational motherhood and childhood. Additionally, care drain has its dramatic consequences for the Ukrainian society, especially in a long-term prospective. (Less)
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author
Mudrak, Viktoriia LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT21 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Ukraine, Italy, global care chain, transnational welfare, transnational families, care drain
language
English
id
1973872
date added to LUP
2011-07-06 08:16:40
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2011-07-06 08:16:40
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  abstract     = {The thesis is devoted to the analysis of the care chain between Italy and Ukraine, which is a highly feminised and multi-sided phenomenon. The focus is kept on such aspects as organisation of transnational welfare, transnational families and care drain in Ukraine. Pushed by the unstable socio-economic situation and necessity in Ukraine, Ukrainian women perform carework and domestic work in Italy and in this way meet the ‘care deficit’ and satisfy welfare needs of the Italian state, families and individuals, especially elderly. However, a large-scale female emigration from Ukraine results in the (‘broken’) transnational families, the members of which are located in two nation-states, which require adaptation to the new practices and experiences of the transnational motherhood and childhood. Additionally, care drain has its dramatic consequences for the Ukrainian society, especially in a long-term prospective.},
  author       = {Mudrak, Viktoriia},
  keyword      = {Ukraine,Italy,global care chain,transnational welfare,transnational families,care drain},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Italian-Ukrainian Care Chain: Transnational Welfare, Transnational Families and Care Drain},
  year         = {2011},
}