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Review of the migrant social care workforce

Purpose

The Unit was commissioned by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) to write a background paper on the UK social care workforce as part of the international collaborative project being undertaken by COMPAS, the Oxford Institute of Ageing (OIA), the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) on the Role of Migrant Health and Social Care Workers in Ageing Societies: Planning for the Future. Subsequently the Unit also completed a background paper on staff shortages and immigration in the social care sector for the Migration Advisory Committee.

Researcher

Jo Moriarty, SCWRU

Funding

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society

Methods

This review was informed by a narrative synthesis of research and policy documents on the UK social care workforce.

Timetable

2007-8

Output

Chapter

Moriarty, J., (2010), 'Competing with Myths: Migrant Labour in Social Care', in Ruhs, M. & Anderson, B. (eds), Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour shortages, immigration and public policy, pp. 125-153, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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