The precariousness of asylum-seekers’ care and support: informal care within and because of the immigration process
- Marcus Herz, Jesper Andreasson, Frida Andréasson
- The precariousness of asylum-seekers’ care and support: informal care within and because of the immigration process
- International Journal of Care and Caring
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/239788221X16456304482483
- informal care, asylum-seekers, deportability, migration
Using ethnographic data, this article aims to analyse the provision of informal care by asylum-seekers in Sweden and how this intersects with the(ir) asylum process. The article argues that asylum-seekers are framed by the Swedish welfare system and immigration authorities as ungrievable and deportable, which not only impedes their access to formal care systems and values, but also creates a strong need for informal care. Further, it is suggested that the informal care provided by asylum-seekers should be included in current debate on informal care and its impact on people’s lives.