Care Workers, Care Drain, and Care Chains: Reflections on Care, Migration, and Citizenship.

Author:

Lutz, H., & Palenga-Mollenbeck, E.

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Date:

2012

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Gender, Work & Livelihoods

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English

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Lutz, H., & Palenga-Mollenbeck, E. (2012). Care Workers, Care Drain, and Care Chains: Reflections on Care, Migration, and Citizenship. Social Politics, 19(1), pp. 15-37.

This article discusses a case study that deals with the care chain phenomenon and focuses on how Poland and the Ukraine as sending countries and Poland as a receiving country are affected and deal with female migrant domestic workers. The article focuses on three key areas: the ways which these women organize care replacement for their families left behind and at those families’ care strategies, how the media portrays the situation of nonmigrating children, and finally, how different aspects of citizenship matter in transnational care work migration movements.