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Skilled immigrant women carers in rural England and their downward mobility

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  • SONDRA CUBAN

    () (Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.)

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An ESRC study that focused on the career trajectories of women immigrant care workers in a new area of settlement in England found that they had few opportunities to advance and that structural barriers were pervasive. Three major themes about factors for the women’s downward mobility were discov-ered: 1) Social and economic discrimination in sending countries, 2) a pre-dominant perception amongst British-born employers and the public that the women had poor English and qualifications, and 3) limited networks that en-abled them to advance. The women devised enterprising strategies to sur-vive, but few outcomes resulted from their efforts.

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  • Sondra Cuban, 2009. "Skilled immigrant women carers in rural England and their downward mobility," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 6(2), pages 177-184, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:177-184
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