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Gender and migration, globalisation of domestic work: the Moldovian case in Turkey


The project is designed to investigate the new trends of globalisation of domestic work in the Turkish context by focusing on Moldovian women migrants. The main aim is to gain a comprehensive analysis of gender and migration in the new trends of international migration. In order to reach this main aim, three objectives will guide the research. First to investigate in detail and analyse the dynamics of migration flows from Moldova to Turkey. Secondly, to explore the gender dimension of migration in the Turkish context. Thirdly, to compare the Turkish case with the European Union countries and to carry the Turkish experience to the EU, in the wider context of globalisation of domestic work.

By depending on case studies, mostly from Europe, there will be a discussion on the peculiarity and commonality of the Turkish case. The strong relation between informal economy and irregular migration will be evaluated and its impact on globalisation of domestic labour will be investigated. There is an extensive literature on Turkish migration experience as a sending country. However, since the Turkish experience on international migration as a receiving country is relatively new; there is only limited research on irregular migration in general and gender dimension of the new migratory flows in particular. For this sake, there is a need to obtain information and knowledge of the newly emerging trends. Since Turkey is a candidate of the European Union and since its geographical position, the Turkish experience will be of great importance for the EU. Therefore migration to and through Turkey deserves detailed analysis.

The growing trends of irregular migration coincide with the Turkey's membership to the European Union as a candidate country and the process of adapting its own legal and institutional regulations in accordance with the EU standards and Acquie has already started. Turkey has already taken some remarkable steps in this line, nevertheless a comprehensive policy.

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