The country of origin as a preparation stage

The country of origin as a preparation stage PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of the country of origin for understanding the process of migrant exclusion. Migrant exclusion is treated holistically and viewed as a long process of three distinct stages: preparation, allocation and habituation. The focus will be on the analysis of the first stage, which takes place in the country of origin, and its role for the development of the other two equally important stages.Design/methodology/approachThe research is based on 45 life history interviews with migrant domestic workers from Ukraine, living and working in Greece.FindingsThe research suggests that there are three aspects of life and work in Ukraine that constitute the preparation of migrants for their social and occupational role in the host country and decisively contribute to their exclusion: low-status work in Ukraine, the undermining of familial ties and the need to repay the loans taken for the migration journey.Originality/valueThe paper wishes to contribute to the theoretical and empirical discussion on migrant exclusion and stresses the importance of looking at the country of origin as an analytical tool for a sociological analysis of migration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Emerald Publishing

The country of origin as a preparation stage

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0144-333X
D.O.I.
10.1108/IJSSP-02-2017-0009
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of the country of origin for understanding the process of migrant exclusion. Migrant exclusion is treated holistically and viewed as a long process of three distinct stages: preparation, allocation and habituation. The focus will be on the analysis of the first stage, which takes place in the country of origin, and its role for the development of the other two equally important stages.Design/methodology/approachThe research is based on 45 life history interviews with migrant domestic workers from Ukraine, living and working in Greece.FindingsThe research suggests that there are three aspects of life and work in Ukraine that constitute the preparation of migrants for their social and occupational role in the host country and decisively contribute to their exclusion: low-status work in Ukraine, the undermining of familial ties and the need to repay the loans taken for the migration journey.Originality/valueThe paper wishes to contribute to the theoretical and empirical discussion on migrant exclusion and stresses the importance of looking at the country of origin as an analytical tool for a sociological analysis of migration.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 4, 2017

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