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Module 4 - Migrant Women Access to the Labour Market and Entrepreneurship
The scenario in the video dramatizes the problem of downgrading and disqualification that highly qualified migrant women may encounter in the labor market. This angle of analysis allows for a better understanding of the difficulties that all migrant women can encounter in the labor market, despite their qualifications, language skills, etc.
Having arrived in Europe through the family reunification procedure, our protagonist is confronted with the absence of equivalence of her diploma and her lawyer title that she obtained in her country and the difficulty of finding a job outside the Care sector because of her age. She is faced with job offers that do not match her training or professional qualifications. These offers of precarious and low-qualification work are presented as a strategic and pragmatic solution to have financial resources while waiting to pay for the studies of equivalence of her diploma.