Home care professionals’ views on working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic: the case of Ireland

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This article examines home care professionals’ views on working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it identifies similarities and differences between private, public and non-profit providers. The article seeks to shed light on the impacts of marketisation/privatisation on working conditions during the pandemic. Statistical tests on 350 questionnaires received from care workers in Ireland demonstrate the difficult working conditions during COVID-19 and variations by type of employer. We discuss an apparent ‘return of the state’ in home care provision during the pandemic, which may have dampened differences between types of providers.

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