Domestic work, gender, and migration in Turkey: Legal framework enabling social reality

Hande Eslen-Ziya, Umut Korkut

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Abstract

This chapter demonstrates that the composition of the labor market in a host country, the labor demands of the economy, and the related official indifference to migration can foster a gendered composition of migrants. Moreover, the gender and labor dynamics in a host country can illegalize immigration even if the legal infrastructure as well as political discourse does not condone such illegality. In this context, there arises an inevitable conflict across the legal framework, political discourse, and social reality as immigrants find work in the gendered and informal labor market despite the restrictive legal procedures regulating migration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe
EditorsU. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp, A. McGarry, J. Hinnfors, H. Drake
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages37-52
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781137310897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Turkey
  • gender
  • migration
  • labor market
  • economy

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    Eslen-Ziya, H., & Korkut, U. (2013). Domestic work, gender, and migration in Turkey: Legal framework enabling social reality . In U. Korkut, G. Bucken-Knapp, A. McGarry, J. Hinnfors, & H. Drake (Eds.), The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe (pp. 37-52). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137310903.0008