Quotation Österle, August. 2014. The Transnationalisation of Older Care in Austria. In: The Transformation of Care in European Societies, Hrsg. León, Margarita, S. 161-181. London: Palgrave Macmillan.




This contribution studies determinants, dimensions and implications of the transnationalisation of older care in Austria. Migrant care workers have for long been a major part of the workforce in the traditional health and social care sectors, even if the relative importance of source countries has considerably changed over the past two decades. Recently, however, the growing use of migrant care labour in private households has added a major new pillar to the Austrian long-term care system. This type of care work is almost exclusively offered by care workers from Central Eastern European countries. They represent 98% of the so-called 24-hour care workers. The developments are discussed with a view to the care regime that co-determines transnationalisation and in turn might be shaped by growing transnationalisation.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title The Transnationalisation of Older Care in Austria
Title of whole publication The Transformation of Care in European Societies
Editor León, Margarita
Page from 161
Page to 181
Location London
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year 2014
Reviewed? Y
ISBN 978-1-137-32650-8


Migrant Care: Long-term Care Across Borders, The Socioeconomics of Long-Term Care Worker Migration in Austria and Central Eastern Europe
Österle, August (Details)
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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