Employers, agencies and immigration : paying for care
Title: Employers, agencies and immigration : paying for care
Citation: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington : Ashgate, 2015, Research in migration and ethnic relations series
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; [Cultural Pluralism]
Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the employers are and the nature of their relationships with migrant workers. With attention to the dynamics of inequality, as class, ethnicity and gender become intertwined in a location that is at once home and workplace, this volume is organised into sections that deal with the subjectivities of employers and their relationships with their employees in the home; the re-organisation of welfare and care arrangements at state level; and the wider area of migrant domestic and care work, with the transformation of the au pair scheme. Bringing together the latest empirical work from across Europe, Employers, Agencies and Immigration will appeal to social scientists with interests in migration, ethnic and class relations, immigrant labour and domestic work and the sociology of the family.
Table of Contents:
-- Part I -- Everyday Negotiations through the Employers' Eyes: Employers as 'care managers': contracts, emotions and mutual obligations within Italy's invisible welfare system, Maurizio Ambrosini -- Modern domesticity: why professional women hire domestic workers in Spain, Pilar Gonalons-Pons -- Class guilt? Employers and their relationships with domestic workers in Poland, Anna Kordasiewicz -- Dilemmas of paid home-care for the elderly in Spain: daughters, elderly and domestic employees, Cristina Vega Solis -- 'Mum seems happy'. Relatives of dependent elders and the difficult task to employ a migrant care-giver, Sabrina Marchetti -- Part II -- Employers and the Changing Policies on Domestic and Care Work: Employment without employers? The public discourse on care during the regularisation reform in Austria, Bernhard Weicht -- Outsourcing housework: clients, agencies and the voucher system in Brussels, Beatriz Camargo -- An employer sui generis: how placement agencies are changing the nature of paid childcare in the Czech Republic, Adela Souralova -- When the state steps in: an experiment of subsidised hiring of domestic workers in Slovenia, Ziva Humer and Majda Hrzenjak -- Part III -- From Host Parents to Employers: Recent Developments in Au Pair Schemes: Au pairs and changing family needs in the United Kingdom, Lenka Pelechova -- A fair deal? Paid domestic labour in social democratic Norway, Guro Korsnes Kristensen -- Paying for care: advantages and challenges for the employers, Sabrina Marchetti and Anna Triandafyllidou -- Index