INDIAN DIASPORA: Women (Nurses) migration towards Gulf countries from 1970s to 1990s

Author:   Bhawna Kalani
Publisher:   GRFDT
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Keralese nurses are undergoing an amazed development in the professional and migratory niches. In late 1970s, nursing labour market has initiated active recruiting of Indian nurses in the Gulf and other countries. This migration has provided good economic and social conditions to India, especially Kerala; that is why Kerala is a known as land of migration. Nursing is a profession which institutionalised globally within professional bodies such as host country that govern its practice. This nursing job is all about ‘caring work’ which is referred to certain sections of society and women (feminization). The physician Rachel Naomi Remen termed nursing as a ‘Service’ for seekers.

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