The Experiences of Ghanaian Live-in Caregivers in the United States
Using the convergence of the impact of globalization and political turmoil in Ghana on Ghanaian women as a backdrop, this book examines the migration of the women to the US and their decisions to care for upper middle class white seniors who elected to stay in their homes to be cared for by private caregivers. The book explores the attraction of domestic care work, the women’s perceptions of their job, their relationships with their clients, and the dynamics of their relationships with their immediate families and families left behind in Ghana. It also analyzes the women’s interactions with the immigrant community from their remote work sites. The book examines widely-held beliefs about domestic work as undervalued, under-remunerated, and relegated to marginalized immigrant women of color.
Rowman & Littlefield
Africa, Immigration and Emigration, Gender Studies
Donkor, Martha, "The Experiences of Ghanaian Live-in Caregivers in the United States" (2017). College of Arts & Humanities Faculty Books. 5.