Media representations of ethnicity- and migration-related issues within the elderly care in Sweden and Finland
2012 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 4, 283-304 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research on welfare regimes and migration regimes has shown that Sweden and Finland have similar elderly care regimes but different migration regimes. It is against this backdrop that we set out to study what Swedish and Finnish daily press focusing on elderly care has written about ethnic minorities, migrants and migration. The study uses quantitative content analysis to analyze 241 daily newspaper articles published between 1995 and 2008. This article presents the themes that have been discussed, the elderly care actors that have been in focus (i.e. whether the focus has been on elderly care recipients, elderly care providers or informal caregivers), the ethnic backgrounds that these actors have had (i.e. whether the focus has been on the ethnic majority or on ethnic minorities) and the type of explanatory frameworks that the newspaper articles in focus have used. On the basis of this, we problematize the representations of ethnic minorities, migrants and migration that the newspaper articles in question put forth and the fact that the Swedish and Finnish daily press treats the issues at hand as if migration is mostly an issue that can be relegated to the periphery of the elderly care sectors' agenda.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 49, no 4, 283-304 p.
Elderly care regimes, Ethnicity, Finland, Media representations, Migration regimes, Sweden
Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-195222OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-195222DiVA: diva2:607081