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Men in the English care sector

Hussein, Shereen (2011) Men in the English care sector. Social Care Workforce Periodical, (14). ISSN 2047-9638.

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Caring for older people with disabilities is traditionally, and continues to be conceptualised as, female work, or as requiring female skills in most countries. Social norms and gender ideology ascribe different spheres of employment for men and women. While these factors are in place, considerable numbers of men and women are increasingly moving into gender atypical job roles. In the UK, as a result of shortages of staff in the care sector, interest is growing in attracting non-traditional workers to the sector.In this issue of Social Care Workforce Periodical we attempt to examine some of these questions using the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC), March 2011. The data provide a wide range of information both in relation to individuals and organisations or providers of care. Using a range of univariate and multivariate analyses, including employing mixed-effect models, the NMDS-SC reveals important elements of the profile and specific contribution of men in the care sector.

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Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Social Care Workforce Periodical [Field not mapped to EPrints]
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 May 2019 20:55 UTC
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