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The significance of education for establishment in the care sector: women and men as care workers with a migrant background
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (English)In: Educational gerontology, ISSN 0360-1277, E-ISSN 1521-0472, Vol. 40, no 6, 442-457 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article, we have followed women and men with a Swedish or an immigrant background that have completed the Upper Secondary Health Care Program. In which occupations do they work? Who employs them? Which target groups do they serve? Official statistics and survey data were used. The interaction between occupational structure and educational experiments was in focus. Gendered and cultural segregation and concentration within and between occupational groups were analysed in relation to defined target groups and employer. We found that official statistics were not sensitive enough to capture the latent structure, while the survey uncovered signs of concentration and segregation of the care workers to certain occupations or target groups. Traditional career patterns were strengthened. Elderly care attracted women while mental care attracted men. We also found some unexpected paths among immigrant workers who chose more autonomous niches.

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Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 40, no 6, 442-457 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82729DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2013.848752ISI: 000331691200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-82729DiVA: diva2:662606
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Available from: 2013-11-07 Created: 2013-11-07 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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