The authors show that care migration is increasingly being promoted to meet predicted labor shortages in aged care and child care in Australia. Under current migration policy settings, it is virtually impossible for low-skilled workers to enter Australia in their own right. This chapter examines current debates about care migration in Australia, drawing on submissions made to public inquiries into aged care and child care in the last five years. It analyzes the sources of support for, and opposition to, care migration and the policy context that frames these debates. This chapter situates Australia within an international context.
|Title of host publication||Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim|
|Editors||Sonya Michel, Ito Peng|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2017|