Kristine Krause: Relocating Care within Europe: Moving the Elderly to Places Where Care is More Affordable
Care for the elderly is expensive and there is a shortage of staff in many Western European countries. One solution has been the hiring of live-in care workers from Eastern Europe. In her project, Krause is examining the reverse phenomenon: ‘care relocation’, in which the person in need of care is relocated to places where care is more affordable. This contested trend, described as ‘geriatric colonialism’, can be seen as an extreme example of the marketisation of care. Krause and her team will study care homes in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, which recruit patients from Austria and Germany at about a third of the cost compared to the home countries. What does care relocation do to people and places involved? Alongside ethnographic studies of daily life in care homes, the team will investigate the relationship between care entrepreneurs and state insurances and the histories of places and regional migration.
Kristine Krause is currently affiliated to the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.
Matthew Hoye: Global Justice and the Remittances Challenge - Confronting the €1 trillion “gap” in the literature
Matthew Hoye currently researches topics such republican liberty in migration politics in the United States. At NIAS, he delved into the question of how early-modern ideas of republican liberty could be updated so as to inform late-modern political crises.
Matthew Hoye is currently affiliated to the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University.