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New article in Social Politics

Professor Lise Widding Isaksen has published the article "Transnational Spaces of Care: Migrant Nurses in Norway" in Social Politics.

In this article Isaksen argues that international nurse recruitment from Latvia to Norway is not a win–win situation. She finds that the gains and losses of nurse migration are unevenly distributed between sender and receiver countries.

Excerpt for abstract:

"On the basis of empirical research and interviews with Latvian nurses and families they left behind, this article argues that nurse migration transform families and communities and that national health services now become global workplaces.
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International nurse recruitment and global nurse care chains in Norway increasingly provide the labor that prevents the new adult worker model and gender equality politics from being disrupted in times where families are overloaded with elder care loads."

You can read more on the article here.