The Invisible Labour of Female Migrants in the Care Sector

Amrith, Megha (2015). The Invisible Labour of Female Migrants in the Care Sector. Female Agency, Mobility and Sociocultural Change (Policy Report Series 3). UNU-GCM.

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    Author Amrith, Megha
    Title The Invisible Labour of Female Migrants in the Care Sector
    Series Title Female Agency, Mobility and Sociocultural Change (Policy Report Series 3)
    Volume/Issue No. 03/06
    Publication Date 2015-11-23
    Place of Publication Barcelona
    Publisher UNU-GCM
    Pages 28
    Language eng
    Abstract This extended policy report will consider the economy of care and intimacy within which many female migrants are employed in the global labour market, ensuring the well being of individuals and families worldwide while also pursuing their own goals for economic and social empowerment. The report will feature three parts on migrant women employed in nursing, caregiving in private homes, and intimate labour, primarily sex work. It will demonstrate the different understandings that women have of their labour in each area of work and will examine how labour in this sector continues to be stigmatised, poorly valued and exploited. It also examines positive examples of empowerment and agency. While each type of labour within the care sector has distinct policy challenges, there are also overlaps and ambiguities between them. The report will indicate how policy-makers can better address the needs of female migrant workers within the often-invisible economies of care and intimacy.
    UNBIS Thesaurus WOMEN MIGRANT WORKERS
    LABOUR MARKET
    EMPOWERMENT
    INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICY
    CAREGIVERS
    NURSING
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 24124419
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