Oksana Koshulko, “The Value of Life and Labor” of Ukrainian Migrants Abroad, ILSHS Volume 59, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 59)
    This article presents an investigation of the problems of Ukrainian migrants abroad. Due to the very difficult financial and socio-economic situation in Ukraine, many people have decided to go abroad to work, to study or to marry. Very often they face problems of attitude towards them as citizens of a “Third country”. They are sometimes seen as third class people and as modern slaves because even their own country does not value their lives and labor, does not care about them either at home or abroad. Their country does not know the numbers of Ukrainian migrants abroad and their children who are “orphans with living parents”. Therefore, the “value of life and labor” of Ukrainian labor migrants abroad is very cheap as they often accept heavy and unskilled jobs for little money in order to send this money to Ukraine. Unfortunately, this is the only time when their lives and their remittances are valued by the state as a part of Ukraine’s GDP and a source for future government tax revenue in Ukraine.
    Human Trafficking, Labor, Migrant Smuggling, Remittances, Ukraine, Ukraine’s GDP, Value of Life