Global Migration, Gender and Health Professional Credentials: Transnational Value Transfers and Losses

Edited by Margaret Walton-Roberts

© 2021

Bringing together diverse approaches and case studies of international health worker migration, Global Migration, Gender, and Health Professional Credentials critically reimagines how we conceptualize the transfer of value embodied in internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs).

This collection offers a new analytical framework for interdisciplinary scholarship on health worker migration using a lens of embodied value and its transfer in the process of international migration. This volume provides key insights into economistic and feminist concepts of global value transmission, complexity of health worker migration, and the gendered and intersectional intricaciesy involved in the mobility and workplace integration of immigrant health care workers. The contributions to this edited collection uncover the multitude of actors , beyond the sending and receiving countries and migrants themselves, who play a role in creating, transmitting, transforming and utilizing the value embedded in international health migrants.

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This edited collection explores how the value of training and skills invested in internationally educated health professionals is transferred, and transformed, and in some cases tarnished, at all stages of the international migration process.

Global Migration, Gender and Health Professional Credentials: Transnational Value Transfers and Losses

Edited by Margaret Walton-Roberts

© 2021

Bringing together diverse approaches and case studies of international health worker migration, Global Migration, Gender, and Health Professional Credentials critically reimagines how we conceptualize the transfer of value embodied in internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs).

This collection offers a new analytical framework for interdisciplinary scholarship on health worker migration using a lens of embodied value and its transfer in the process of international migration. This volume provides key insights into economistic and feminist concepts of global value transmission, complexity of health worker migration, and the gendered and intersectional intricaciesy involved in the mobility and workplace integration of immigrant health care workers. The contributions to this edited collection uncover the multitude of actors , beyond the sending and receiving countries and migrants themselves, who play a role in creating, transmitting, transforming and utilizing the value embedded in international health migrants.

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  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Margaret Walton-Roberts is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    Global Migration, Gender and Health Professional Credentials: Transnational Value Transfers and Losses
    Margaret Walton-Roberts

    Section 1: Health Worker Migration and Global Value Transfer: New Approaches and Challenges

    1. The Study of Global Value Chains: Bringing Services and People In
    John Ravenhill

    2. Circulation of Love: Care Transactions in the Global Healthcare Market of Transnational Medical Travel
    Heidi Kaspar

    Section 2: Conceptualizing Workplace Integration and Stratification: Immigration Policy, International Credentials, and Intersectional Disadvantage

    3. The Migration of Health Professionals to Canada: Reducing Brain Waste and Improving Labour Market Integration
    Arthur Sweetman

    4. Global Migration and Key Issues in Workforce Integration of Skilled Health Workers
    Andrea Baumann, Mary Crea-Arsenio and V. Antonipillai

    5. Gendering Integration Pathways: Migrating Health Professionals to Canada
    Ivy Bourgeault, Jelena Atanackovic and Elena Neiterman

    6. The Global Intimate Workforce
    Caitlin Henry

    Section 3: Transnational Health Mobilities: Networks, Regulation and Intermediaries

    7. Networking Through Kafala: Understanding Transnational Networks in the Governance of Skilled Migration in the Gulf
    Crystal Ennis

    8. Migration Intermediaries and the Migration of Health Professionals from the Global South
    Abel Chikanda

    9. Transnational Influence in the Philippines Nursing sector: Producing Hardworking, Subservient Nurses for the World
    Maddy Thompson

    Section 4: Domestic Policies in Receiving Countries: Value Transfer, Integration and Regulation

    10. Transfer of Professional Qualifications of Foreign-Born Nurses: Gender, Migration, and Geographic Valuations of Skill
    Micheline Van Riemsdijk

    11. Ten Years of Ontario’s Fair Access Law: Has Access to Regulated Professions Improved for Internationally Educated Individuals?
    Nuzhat Jafri

    12. Migrant Care Workers in Australia – A Gathering Crisis?
    John Connell and Joel Negin

    13. Care Worker Migration and Robotics in Japan's Aged Care Sector
    Hector Goldar Perrote and Margaret Walton-Roberts

    Section 5: Recasting Brain Drain and Global Circulation

    14. Nursing the Nation: The intellectual Labor of Early Migrant Nurses in the U.S. and the Development of University Level Nursing Programs in the Philippines (1935-1965)
    Christine Peralta

    15. From Brain Drain to Brain Retrain – A Case of Nigerian Nurses in Canada
    Sheri Adekola

    16. Peripatetic Physicians: Rewriting the South African Brain Drain Narrative
    Jonathan Crush

    17. Recasting the ‘Brain’ in ‘Brain Drain’: A Case Study From Medical Migration
    Parvati Raghuram, Joanna Bornat and Leroi Henry

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