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Investigating the Well-Being of Migrant Care Workers in Taiwan from the Perspective of Social Inclusion

  • Lih-Rong Wang
  • Michael P. H. Liu
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Part of the Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies book series (Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on measuring the well-being of migrant caregivers who primarily provide caregiving for the elderly and disabled at home. The assumption is that “social inclusion” of migrant care workers can be a strong interventional element affecting the well-being of those who are hired in a “home-based” model. After face-to-face data collection in Taiwan, some social inclusion indicators have clearly shown the power of factors affecting migrant domestic workers’ well-being, such as family life inclusion, social activity participation, and so on. They also reflect this social work and point to policy implications, for instance that the families who hire migrant domestic workers might need to provide better and more structured opportunities for social participation for their employees, and that policymakers might need to facilitate more flexible employment of migrant workers from the human rights perspective, including allowing other employment styles such as out of the home.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lih-Rong Wang
    • 1
  • Michael P. H. Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social WorkNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Public AffairsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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