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Mobility, Migration & Integration

LEADS: Margaret Walton-Roberts & Houssem Eddine Ben-Ahmed

International skilled heath worker migration is a key feature of the global economy, a major contributor to socio-economic development and reflective of the transnationalization of health and elder care that is underway in most OECD nations. The global distribution of the health workforce has previously been analysed solely within national contexts, but increasingly scholars have shown how health and care worker deficits are being addressed through international migration. There are losses and gains associated with this international mobility, and the nature of workplace integration policies are significant contributors to successful outcomes for migrants. CHWN researchers have studied the international migration of health and care workers, the governance of this migration and its significance as a gendered process, as well as assessing integration practices and their outcomes.