• Miloslav Bahna
  • Martina Sekulová


The introduction provides an overview of the current approaches to care-related migration, with a focus on care workers from Central and Eastern European countries providing services in Western Europe. Against this background, three aspects in which the approach of the book stands out are outlined: (a) A quantitative methodology supplemented by qualitative fieldwork: So far, research in the area of care work migration has been based on small qualitative case studies or on policy analysis. (b) A sending country perspective: Typically, research engaging with care provision by migrants focuses on the conditions and the policy framework in the destination countries. (c) Identifying migrant care workers as labor migrants: This female-dominated migration flow has so far been analyzed separately from mainstream labor migration approaches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miloslav Bahna
    • 1
  • Martina Sekulová
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for SociologySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Independent ResearcherBratislavaSlovakia

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