Markets and migrants in the care economy

By Fiona Williams

, by Eurozine

This article has initially been published in Soundings, N°47, 2011.

The male breadwinner model of the welfare state has given way to the adult worker model, however care work continues to be left to migrant women, writes Fiona Williams. The privatisation of care favoured by contemporary policy means wages are forced down among a group least able to negotiate.