Quotation Leiber, Simone, Rossow, Verena, Österle, August, Frerk, Timm. 2021. Yet another black box: brokering agencies in the evolving market for live-in migrant care work in Austria and Germany. IJCC - International Journal of Care and Caring. 5 (2), 187-208.


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This article analyses the new market for live-in migrant care work in Germany and Austria, focusing on brokering agencies as intermediary actors. The analysis presents unique data of the field by combining an online survey among brokerage agencies with semi-structured qualitative expert interviews. We show that the sector is growing swiftly and dominated by small businesses in both countries, but is quite diverse in terms of regional presence, corporate strategies and the relationship with established welfare organisations. Despite different legal settings, malpractices at the household level seem to be constitutive for the brokerage market in Germany as well as Austria.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal IJCC - International Journal of Care and Caring
Language English
Title Yet another black box: brokering agencies in the evolving market for live-in migrant care work in Austria and Germany
Volume 5
Number 2
Year 2021
Page from 187
Page to 208
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X15988973352874
Open Access N

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Österle, August (Details)
External
Frerk, Timm (aQua Institute, Germany)
Leiber, Simone (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Rossow, Verena (Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
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Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5346 Economics of the health system (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
5942 European integration (Details)
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