Care for the Caregivers?: Transnational Justice and Undocumented Non-Citizen Care Workers

In recent years, the flow of undocumented labor from the global South to richer nations has increased considerably. Many undocumented women workers find employment as caregivers for the dependent elderly, whose numbers are burgeoning in affluent countries. Here we present a profile of undocumented non-citizen caregivers in the United States and delineate some of the key injustices they suffer. After identifying the causal factors responsible for the flow of undocumented labor from the global South to richer nations like the United States, we discuss the criteria that a theory of transnational justice must meet if it is to address the problem of justice for this population. We argue that Iris Young's "social connection" model of responsibility is a promising approach for helping to correct the injustices suffered by undocumented, non-citizen caregivers.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2307/40339198
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 15,890
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Nancy Berlinger (2007). Field Notes. Hastings Center Report 37 (4):46-47.
Nancy Berlinger (2008). Field Notes. Hastings Center Report 38 (2):46-47.
G. K. D. Crozier (2010). Care Workers in the Global Market Appraising Applications of Feminist Care Ethics. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (1):113-137.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

6 ( #322,292 of 1,725,413 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #349,420 of 1,725,413 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.