Quotation Österle, August, Bauer, Gudrun. 2016. The Legalization of Rotational 24-hour Care Work in Austria: Implications for Migrant Care Workers. Social Politics 23 (2), 192-213.


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Migrant care work in private households has become an important, but often illegal source of long-term care provision in several European countries. The 2007 reform of “24-hour care work” in Austria was a comprehensive attempt to regularize previously illegal arrangements. Building on in-depth interviews with migrant care workers from Slovakia and Bulgaria, this article explores the impacts of the legalization for their decisions to work in this sector, for social protection, career plans, and working conditions. It is argued that the reform was successful in terms of take-up and providing social protection, while career and working conditions remain highly precarious.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Social Politics
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title The Legalization of Rotational 24-hour Care Work in Austria: Implications for Migrant Care Workers
Volume 23
Number 2
Year 2016
Page from 192
Page to 213
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxv001

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Migrant Care: Long-term Care Across Borders, The Socioeconomics of Long-Term Care Worker Migration in Austria and Central Eastern Europe
People
Österle, August (Details)
Bauer, Gudrun (Former researcher)
Organization
Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5341 Economic policy (Details)
5346 Economics of the health system (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
5942 European integration (Details)
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