Understanding Skilled Migration: Ukrainians in Germany and Australia

2020-02-21T00:57:08Z (GMT) by OLHA SHMIHELSKA
This thesis demonstrates that relatively privileged, skilled Ukrainian migrants faced different degrees of precariousness in Germany and Australia in the period beginning in 2013. Their disadvantageous circumstances were connected to their visa statuses, which determined their length of stay, limited their access to a social safety net, and imposed gender dynamics often unfavourable to women. Social capital created within the networks of the Ukrainian diaspora communities and based on a shared sense of a Ukrainian national identity accepting of linguistic difference were partly able to assist newcomers in improving these situations.