Out of kilter: Changing care, migration and employment regimes in Australia

Deborah Brennan, Sara Charlesworth, Elizabeth Adamson, Natasha Cortis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, Migration, and the Work of Care
Subtitle of host publicationA Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim
EditorsSonya Michel, Ito Peng
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319550862
ISBN (Print)9783319550855
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


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