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Author Christensen, C., 1884-1959.

Title Migration, Independence and Care : Comparing Life Stories of Migrant Care Workers in the United Kingdom and Norway / Christensen
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Sage Publications Ltd, 2017
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Summary Previous studies into migration and care have largely had a focus on female migrants, domestic work in personal households, and the global NorthSouth issue of how the richer part of the world relies on those from poorer countries. This study, financed by the Norwegian Meltzer Research Fund, challenges the previous studies by focusing on both female and male workers, on publicly organised care work, and avoids the victims perspective by looking at migrant care workers as active agents shaping their lives within the options and limitations they are given at any time. Using life story interviews, the study investigates the working and everyday lives of migrant care workers in the United Kingdom and Norway. It has a particular focus on working experiences related to the increasingly important long-term care cash-for-care scheme by which disabled and older people are given cash to employ their own workers, aiming at independence; this being also the general aim of the migrant care workers life projects. The study analyses life trajectories, downwards social mobility to care work, gendered care worker profiles and ways of negotiating cultural differences. The collection of life stories gives the study a rich and meaningful way of comparing working lives in context
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Subject Home care services -- Research -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Home care services -- Research -- Norway -- Case studies.
Migrant labor -- Research -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Migrant labor -- Research -- Norway -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473957443