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The downward mobility of skilled migrant care workers in England.

Cuban, Sondra (2009) The downward mobility of skilled migrant care workers in England. Migration Letters, 6 (2). pp. 177-184. ISSN 1741-8984

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Abstract

An ESRC study that focused on the career trajectories of women immigrant care workers in a new area of settlement in England found that they had few opportunities to advance and that structural barriers were pervasive. Three major themes about factors for the women's downward mobility were discovered: 1) Social and economic discrimination in sending countries, 2) a predominant perception amongst British-born employers and the public that the women had poor English and qualifications, and 3) limited networks that enabled them to advance. The women devised enterprising strategies to survive, but few outcomes resulted from their efforts.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Migration Letters
Uncontrolled Keywords: skilled migrant women ; barriers to advancement ; migration in rural regions
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 28255
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2009 09:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2012 09:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/28255

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