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Experiences of racism and discrimination among migrant care workers in England: Findings from a mixed-methods research project

Stevens, Martin, Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill (2012) Experiences of racism and discrimination among migrant care workers in England: Findings from a mixed-methods research project. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (2). pp. 259-280. ISSN 0141-9870. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2011.574714) (KAR id:68346)

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Abstract

This article reports part of the findings of research undertaken between 2007 and 2009 that aimed to investigate the contribution made by migrant workers to the care workforce in England. The study involved analysis of national statistics on social care and social workers and semi-structured interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including ninety six migrant care workers. The interviews elicited some accounts relating experiences of racism and discrimination from some people using social care services, employers, and UK-born care workers. This included directly racist comments and refusals to receive services from workers from a visibly different ethnicity alongside more subtle racism. The research highlights the different kinds of racism experienced by migrant care workers and the importance of the support they receive in terms of balancing their right to protection, managing the workforce, and respecting the choice of people using social care services.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/01419870.2011.574714
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1080/01419870.2011.574714 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Employment, migration, racism, international labour migration, social identities, United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > 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: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68346 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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