International social workers in England: Factors influencing supply and demand

Moriarty, Joanna and Hussein, Shereen and Manthorpe, Jill and Stevens, Martin (2012) International social workers in England: Factors influencing supply and demand. International Social Work, 55 (2). pp. 169-184. ISSN 0020-8728. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872811417473) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Recent years have seen considerable increases in the number of internationally-qualified social workers in England. This article presents trends in the international labour mobility of social workers migrating to work in England alongside information on the supply of UK-trained social workers. It concludes that demographic changes and policy imperatives have accentuated structural issues making it difficult to ensure an adequate supply in the number of domestically-trained social workers. We suggest that more cross-national research is needed to achieve a better understanding of the factors influencing social workers' decisions to work in international settings and the extent to which this reflects permanent or temporary migration between countries.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1177/0020872811417473 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: international migration, migration policy, social work, social work education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 15:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68345 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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