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dc.contributor.supervisor Kaufert, Patricia (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Novek, Sheila
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-09T19:34:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-09T19:34:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4751
dc.description.abstract Personal care homes have become increasingly dependent on the employment of immigrant care workers. This qualitative study explored the high concentration of Filipino health care aides in personal care homes from their own perspectives, as well as that of policy stakeholders. In depth interviews were conducted with seven Filipino health care aides working in personal care homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Semi-structured interviews with policy stakeholders examined the policy context of the health care aide labour force. The study identified several factors that influenced the migration and employment of Filipino health care aides including: poverty and unemployment, migrant social networks, barriers in the labour market and financial incentives. The lack of regulations for health care aides sustained the flow of immigrant labour and enabled the expansion of social networks. Although their employment decisions were primarily based on financial need, health care aides valued their work and viewed themselves as critical care providers. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject health care aides en_US
dc.subject personal care home en_US
dc.subject women and work en_US
dc.title Women, migration and care work: Filipino health care aides in Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Menec, Verena (Community Health Sciences) Bourgeault, Ivy Lynn (University of Ottawa) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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