Targeting workforce strategies: understanding intra-group differences between Asian migrants in the Australian aged care workforce

Linda Isherwood, Debra King

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Abstract

Migrants are an important component of the Australian aged care workforce and workers from Asia are the fastest-growing migrant cohort in the sector. Differentiating between migrants from South-East, North-East and Southern Asia and comparing them to other migrants and Australian-born workers, data from the 2012 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey is used to examine experiences of working in aged care, including working arrangements, job satisfaction and future work plans. The findings provide a basis for developing more targeted and nuanced workforce strategies that could help attract and retain Asian-born workers and assist in their settlement and integration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-207
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Long-term care
  • Migrant care workers
  • Workforce strategies
  • Working conditions

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