Ageing and pensions of domestic migrant workers. A comparative study between the cases of Ukrainians in Italy and Peruvians in Spain

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Francesca Alice Vianello, Angeles Escrivá
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/1
Language Italian Pages 24 P. 171-194 File size 215 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2019-001010
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The article investigates the ageing of female migrant workers employed in the sector of domestic and care services, comparing two migratory flows involving middle-aged women: Ukrainians in Italy and Peruvians in Spain. The analysis takes into consideration the relationship between ageing and migratory processes. The essay shows, on the one side, how the origin countries’ insufficient retirement schemes are an important reason of emigration and, on the other side, what are the retirement scenarios for Ukrainian and Peruvian migrant workers, highlighting the risk to become poor pensioners. The analysis is based on data collected during an extended period, with qualitative methodologies, such as semi-structured interviews, open conversations, participant observations and multi-sited ethnographies.

Keywords: Ageing; retirement; domestic workers; Ukraine; Peru.

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Francesca Alice Vianello, Angeles Escrivá, Invecchiamento e pensioni delle lavoratrici domestiche migranti. Uno studio comparativo tra il caso delle ucraine in Italia e il caso delle peruviane in Spagna in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 1/2019, pp 171-194, DOI: 10.3280/MM2019-001010