The impact of globalization on the formation of migration policy in Ukraine

Keywords: globalization, migration, labor migration, international migration, migration processes, immigration, migration policy of the state


The study of the regularities of international migration processes, economic, social and cultural transformations caused by the reorientation of regional migration flows in the second half of the twentieth century is relevant and timely for countries that are actively modernizing their migration policies. The article is devoted to the analysis of trends in the impact of globalization processes on the migration policy of the state. Paper purpose is to study the impact of globalization processes on the formation of the nature of migration policy measures taken by the state in modern conditions. The transition of the Ukrainian economy to market relations, reform in the political sphere, deepening of integration processes have created extremely favorable conditions for our country's full participation in the international labor market. Ukraine's entry into the world market is shaping new migration flows. In the structure of external migration, labor migration is becoming more and more prominent. Thus, the tendencies of migration processes in Ukraine are defined; the features of the Ukrainian international labor migration are investigated. In the course of the research it is proved that the present level of migration legislation and migration policy of Ukraine as a whole is still far from the level of European countries. As a result some propositions for the state authorities to improve the migration policy of Ukraine were made, according to which Ukrainian authorities at national and sub-national (regional and local) levels should take greater control of their coordination role in migration management and related migration and development issues, as well as assume responsibility for building technical capacity, to be able to support such management and related activities.

JEL Classification: J61, J62, J68.

Author Biographies

Hanna Reshetova, Kherson State Agrarian University, Kherson, Ukraine

PhD in Public Administration, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Administration, Kherson State Agrarian University, Kherson, Ukraine

Julia Polusmiak, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine

Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Management of Organizations and Logistics, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine


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How to Cite
Reshetova, H. and Polusmiak, J. (2019) “The impact of globalization on the formation of migration policy in Ukraine”, Management and Entrepreneurship: Trends of Development, 3(09), pp. 66-76. doi: