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Crossborder Care

Lessons from Central Europe

Authors: Bahna, Miloslav, Sekulová, Martina

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  • Provides new insights into the phenomenon of care migration beyond the typically studied cases in Central Europe
  • Refocuses scholarship on the source or sending country of migrant care workers
  • Uses quantitative survey methods in combination with qualitative interviews and theories of migration and labor
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This book analyses the circular migration of care workers in Central Europe using the example of Slovak carers in 24-hour care provision for the elderly in Austria. Challenging analyses that focus primarily on care drain and care regimes, Bahna and Sekulová supplement quantitative methodology with qualitative fieldwork to demonstrate the importance of the sending country’s economic context. The authors discuss the dynamics of economic differences between Austria and its post-communist neighbors as preconditions of the crossborder care provision, bridging analyses of policy and legal frameworks with approaches from labor migration study. Even as they scrutinize the relevance of care drain-based analyses, Bahna and Sekulová bring to the fore the interplay of economic differences, social policies, gender and migration regimes with geographic proximity to study long-term impacts of care work, including an analysis of employment after care work.

About the authors

Miloslav Bahna is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
 
Martina Sekulová is a researcher with background in anthropology and expertise in migration, gender and human rights.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97028-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97027-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07287-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crossborder Care
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Central Europe
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97028-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97028-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97027-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07287-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 149
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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