Kick-off Workshop „Decent Care Work“

Alte Frau unter der Treppe

On 13-14 August 2017 the researchers of the transnational project “Decent Care Work? Transnational Home Care Arrangements” met in Zurich for a two-day kick-off workshop.

The project studies the transnational recruitment by home care agencies of, usually female, migrant carers for employment as live-ins in private households. It explores how home care agencies as well as care receivers and care-giving migrants in the households deal with expectations of good care and good work. It asks how care and work requirements are negotiated between the three groups of actors; which contradictions and conflicts occur; and how the care and work arrangements are justified and legitimised.

The project is a cooperation of the following three research teams:

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany:
Aranka Benazha, Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz and Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck
funded by the German Science Community (DFG) project no. LU 630/14-1

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria:
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher, Michael Leiblfinger and Veronika Prieler
funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project no. I 3145 G-29

University of Zurich, Switzerland:
Dr. Karin Schwiter, Jennifer Steiner and Anahi Villalba
funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) project no. 170353

For more information on the project see:

Karin Schwiter