Precarious Lives of Maids, Nannies and Caregivers in Greece: Perceptions of Migrant Filipina Live-in Domestic Workers on Labour, Community Associations and Healthcare


Theodoros Fouskas, Ph.D. (Author) – Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, Greece

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status

BISAC: SOC016000

Based on the case of migrant Filipina live‐in domestic workers in Greece, this book focuses on the repercussions of precarious, low‐status/low‐wage occupations on their participation in primary and secondary groups of solidarity and on their representation in them, i.e., family and community, migrant community associations and trade unions, and their access to healthcare services.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Photographs

Foreword by Bridget Anderson

Foreword by Giovanna Campani

About the Author




Part 1

Chapter 1. Theoretical Clarifications: Female Migration, Domestic Work, Community and Health

Chapter 2. Research on Access to Labour, Healthcare and Community Associations in Greece of Female Migrant Domestic Workers

Part 2

Chapter 3. Research Methodology: Interrogating Domestic Work

Chapter 4. Migrant Filipina Live-in Domestic Workers in Greece

Part 3

Chapter 5. Epilogue: Unfree Labour and Modern Slavery Maid in Greece





“Issues related to care and to gender are crucial contemporary global migration studies. The book by Theodoros Fouskas looks at those issues in the specific case of Filipina migrant women in Greece by using a feminist inspired epistemology as well as a life story approach. The volume is a major contribution to the scholarship on migration, gender and care in Southern Europe. A very stimulating read! – Marco Martiniello, Professor of Sociology, Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS), Director of the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium

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