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Yazdanpanah, SoheylaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5544-4536
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Behtoui, A., Boreus, K., Neergaard, A. & Yazdanpanah, S. (2020). Why are care workers from the global south disadvantaged?: Inequality and discrimination in Swedish elderly care work. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(16), 155-174
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why are care workers from the global south disadvantaged?: Inequality and discrimination in Swedish elderly care work
2020 (English)In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 43, no 16, p. 155-174Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using quantitative and qualitative methods, this study investigates inequalities in occupational status and wages between native-born and foreign-born employees in elderly care institutions in Sweden. It finds that employees from Africa, Asia and Latin America - the "Global South" - are disadvantaged in both respects. Combinatory explanations of the inequalities are needed. The shorter work experience of foreign-born workers in the care sector plus the lesser value given to educational credentials obtained outside Sweden are among the factors related to human capital theory. Access to less-valuable resources in the workplace social networks of foreign-born employees is related to social capital theory. The processes that result in exclusion from powerful social networks, in turn, are found to be affected by discrimination in the workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Migrant worker, workplace discrimination, wage and status inequality, Sweden, social capital, racialization
National Category
Sociology Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40373 (URN)10.1080/01419870.2020.1734220 (DOI)000516918100001 ()2-s2.0-85080027458 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1499
Available from: 2020-03-12 Created: 2020-03-12 Last updated: 2020-04-14Bibliographically approved
Behtoui, A., Boréus, K., Neergaard, A. & Yazdanpanah, S. (2017). Att verka för jämlika arbetsplatser: En studie av jämlikhet och ojämlikhet mellan anställda i äldrevården. Linköping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att verka för jämlika arbetsplatser: En studie av jämlikhet och ojämlikhet mellan anställda i äldrevården
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Populärvetenskaplig rapport från ett projekt om ojämlikhet mellan kvinnliga och manliga anställda och mellan anställda från olika delar av världen i svensk äldrevård samt förslag till förbättrad jämlikhet på arbetsplatserna.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: , 2017. p. 31
Keywords
ojämlikhet, äldrevård, arbetsorganisationer, arbetsplatser, diskriminering
National Category
Work Sciences Public Administration Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37320 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 210-1499
Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2019-02-08 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved
Behtoui, A., Boreus, K., Neergaard, A. & Yazdanpanah, S. (2017). Speaking up, leaving or keeping silent: racialized employees in the Swedish elderly care sector. Work, Employment and Society, 31(6), 954-971
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Speaking up, leaving or keeping silent: racialized employees in the Swedish elderly care sector
2017 (English)In: Work, Employment and Society, ISSN 0950-0170, E-ISSN 1469-8722, Vol. 31, no 6, p. 954-971Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When encountering problems and dissatisfaction in the workplace, employees may choose between three strategies: voice; exit; or silence. Using survey data and interview material from a study of employees in an elderly care organization in Sweden, this article investigates the workers' perceptions of the eligibility and prospects of these strategies and which individual characteristics and situational factors might affect them. The focus is on racialized workers (operationalized through their region of birth) who, according to earlier studies, are less likely than other employees to choose voice behaviour. Contrary to some earlier studies, the results here attribute such a propensity to the importance of power differences across racial hierarchies' rather than to differences in cultural values. Individuals in this (racialized) category have a lower occupational status, earn less and experience less favourable relationships with their managers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
exit, racialized workers, silence, Sweden, voice
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33996 (URN)10.1177/0950017016667042 (DOI)000417709900005 ()2-s2.0-85034701701 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1499
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2020-03-23Bibliographically approved
Boréus, K., Behtoui, R., Neergaard, A. & Yazdanpanah, S. (2016). Motstånd - valet mellan protest, sorti och tystnad för invandrade och infödda anställda i äldrevården. In: Margaretha Holmqvist (Ed.), Makt och inflytande i arbetslivet: (pp. 240-265). Stockholm: Premiss förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motstånd - valet mellan protest, sorti och tystnad för invandrade och infödda anställda i äldrevården
2016 (English)In: Makt och inflytande i arbetslivet / [ed] Margaretha Holmqvist, Stockholm: Premiss förlag, 2016, p. 240-265Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Premiss förlag, 2016
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33997 (URN)978-91-86743-53-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-12-28Bibliographically approved
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