Traditional Change Pattern - HintenWeit In Der Türkei.
"All he needs to do is to make sure the girls are clean, fed and do their homework,
but it’s still too much for him,” she says of her husband.
“It’s easier to whore around, drink and gamble. With my money.” ...
When Alina left her hometown of Gaesti in 2006 to work in Italy as a home help
for an elderly wheelchair-bound woman, her husband Cosmin, 37, remained at home to mind the children.
But four days ago he disappeared along with all of the family’s money, her daughter had informed her.
Alina is part of a growing phenomenon – women from the Balkans, working in the West,
who have become the sole breadwinners for their households.
It is a reversal of the traditional pattern in which men emigrated to work abroad, leaving their wives at home.
Such a change is placing great strain on many families", fellowship.birn.eu.com/en/main/alumni_articles/23012/