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Effects of Refugee Crisis on Gender Policies: Studies on EU and Turkey
Effects of Refugee Crisis on Gender Policies: Studies on EU and Turkey

Author(s): Pelin Sönmez
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Geography, Regional studies, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: refugees; EU; Turkey; gender; policy
Summary/Abstract: Debates on "migration of women" got stronger when globalization and its challenges were felt around 1980 and onwards. In Europe, the period between 1960 and 1973 was known as the golden age of social welfare state while in the 1990s this social welfare model came into a crisis and many European governments cut resources on social services. Suddenly, migrant women began to be a rational choice to compensate the gap as they provided cheap labour for social welfare services. As a result, home care became the most common social welfare service supplemented by migrant women (Öner, 2015: 358). This actually increased the demand for female migrant workers who often come from countries outside Europe. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi argues from another perspective in her studies and says that the globalization and implementation of economic policies resulted in the feminization of poverty, which actually refers a situation where “women rather than man are especially at risk of being poor in industrialized countries” (Hyndman and Giles, 2011: 363).

  • Page Range: 129-150
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English