In this project, attention is drawn to the careers of two groups of migrant care workers in Norway, nurses and au pairs, to the structures that have formed their careers, as well as to the impact on the care institutions of recruiting care workers from abroad.
- Who are the migrants who have been recruited to Norway as nurses and as au pairs?
- What are the formal premises for their migration?
- How do the contexts, positions and experiences of au pairs and nurses relate to each other?
- How does the overseas recruitment of au pairs and nurses influence care work in the welfare state?
These are the issues we will address. The issues involve the connections between structural conditions on the global, national and local levels on the one hand and individual life courses on the other. We will make use of, and review critically, literature on transnationalism and gendered work migration as well as the concepts of global care chains, intersectionality and social capital.