In Italy 80% of immigrant workers are Ukrainian women
In Greece this rate is 70% and 60% in Poland. In Italy, from the total number of immigrant workers 80% are Ukrainian women. Overall there are from 220 thousand till 500 thousand of Ukrainians in Italy. Ukrainian women’s migration is part of the migration feminization, which is currently going on in the world. Worldwide more than half of migrant workers are women.
This is an worldwide objective trend that is why Ukraine is not unique in this case. The whole process of Ukrainian migration had drawn from 2 to 4.5 million workers or an average of 5% to 10% of the population of Ukraine. This statistics is taken from peer review, because Ukrainian State Statistics Committee gives a significantly lower figure. Must admit that 57% of Ukrainian migrants are women from Western Ukraine.
Special peculiar feature of fourth wave of Ukrainian migration is that it has a female face. For the first time in the history of Ukraine women migrate as independent entities, not with some minor status – as a wife, mother, sister, friend or beloved.