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Elder care and migrant labor in Europe: a demographic outlook

Cangiano, Alessio (2014) Elder care and migrant labor in Europe: a demographic outlook. Population and Development Review, 40 (1). pp. 131-154. ISSN 0098-7921

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This article examines the demand for migrant labor in older-adult care as one of the key aspects of the ageing and migration nexus. It begins by reviewing the demographic determinants that have shaped demand for and provision of older-adult care across Europe. Using the EU Labour Force Survey, new comparative estimates are generated on the employment of migrants in care occupations and the channels of entry into the European labor market. Projections on demand for and supply of care to the older population reveal a future gap in both formal and informal provision. It is shown that, owing to several institutional, economic, and social constraints, the significant growth of the care workforce that will be required to meet the future needs of Europe’s aging populations is unlikely to be achieved by relying exclusively on EU labor supply. The conclusions outline some lessons for future immigration policies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Alessio Cangiano
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2014 03:09
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 02:55

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