Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-27
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book explores the human geographies of skilled migration, specifically the practices, dispositions, relationships and resources of professional women who participate in the global care industry. Drawing on a wealth of interviews with migrant women carers and experts in the fields of labor, care and migration, the book address three major questions: Why do professional women migrate for jobs for which they are overqualified? What strategies do they use to cope with their decisions? And what are the outcomes of their actions in terms of their social and economic integration with the host country?

Author Biography

SONDRA CUBAN is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK

Table of Contents

Professional Women Migrants Becoming Care Assistants
A Homework Methodology for Migrant-Care Research

A Place of Settlement and Upheaval: Carers Cruising Cumbria
An Upgraded Care Industry Depends Upon Skilled Migrant Workers
The Disappointing Journey to Being 'Just a Carer'
Caring In Transnational Networks
Conclusion: Migrant Women's Education and Expertise

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