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Francesca Degiuli

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199989010

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989010.001.0001

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The New Faces of Eldercare

The New Faces of Eldercare

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(p.20) 2 The New Faces of Eldercare
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Caring for a Living
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Francesca Degiuli

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989010.003.0002

Chapter 2 opens with a description of the growing role of female migrant labor in the provision of home eldercare assistance and then proceeds to explore how this labor force became available. In particular, the chapter explores how different actors—such as sending and receiving countries, supranational organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank, and regional ones such as the European Union—participate in generating, managing, and sustaining migration flows from the Global South to the Global North. Through this analysis the chapter describes global trends that have contributed to the creation of a new division of reproductive labor, to the growth of Global Care Chains, and to the “feminization” of migration processes.

Keywords:   international migration, feminization of migration, female migrant labor, globalization, neoliberalism, gender, migration

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