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Emotional labour/body work: the caring labours of migrants in the UK's National Health Service

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The provision of care is an increasingly pressing issue in the Global North. With an ageing population and policies encouraging women into the labour market, there is a growing need for workers to undertake paid caring. This poses important and urgent questions about the social organisation of labour markets. Care work typically is low paid and undertaken in precarious, informal, or temporary situations. Many posts are filled by economic migrants, raising concerns about a care deficit in send...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Geoforum Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
6
Pages:
2030-2038
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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ISSN:
0016-7185
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uuid:02cc599b-d0ed-4e7c-8088-89b842ec13f8
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ora:3872

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