Slovak carers in Austria

Added by: A. Nozdrovická, 10.1.2019, 727 visit

Slovak carers in Austria have become a phenomenon, the origins of which date back to the 1990s. As early as 2006 when this work was legalized in Austria and then in 2009 in connection with the economic crisis, it gained massive proportions. This culminated in 2015, when more than 26.5 thousand Slovak carers worked legally in Austria. At present, there are around 23,000.
Miloslav Bahna from the SAS Sociological Institute discussed this topic at a press conference in Bratislava. Middle-aged Slovak women who go on two-week stopovers to neighboring Austria to provide care to seniors are one of the important groups of migrants from Slovakia
"Migration also promotes networks of brokerage agencies, and for many women this has become a long-term life strategy," he stated in a presentation of the research he carried out with Martina Sekulova of the SAS Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology. The results were analyzed in his new book, Crossborder Care: Lessons from Central Europe, published by Palgrave Macmillan. (an)
Photo: Stano Ščepán

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Zľava Martina Sekulová, Miloslav Bahna a Silvia Miháliková na tlačovej konferencii v SAV.
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Publikácia Crossborder Care: Lessons from Central Europe