Juthika Badkar has a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Otago. As a Visiting Research Fellow at IPS during 2008-2009, she worked on a research project examining the growing reliance on migrant caregivers for the elderly, and the changing demographics of the nursing workforce in New Zealand. This was funded through the Emerging Issues Programme on Low-skill migration.
Prior to this, Juthika has worked as a social science researcher in a of variety disciplines, including public health, immigration, and the labour market.
Callister, P, Badkar, J. and Williams, J. (2009) The future supply of caregivers for the elderly: Should Australia and New Zealand look to the Pacific? Pacific Economic Bulletin, 24(3): 162-172.
Callister, P, Badkar, J. and Williams, J. (2009) Paid Caregivers and domestic workers: Some policy issues in relation to meeting future demand in New Zealand, Policy Quarterly, 5(3): 38-43.
Badkar, J., Callister, P. and Didham, R. (2009) Ageing New Zealand: The growing reliance on migrant caregivers, IPS Working Paper 09/08. Wellington, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.
Department of Labour (2009). The future demand for paid caregivers in a rapidly ageing society. Wellington: Department of Labour.
Callister, P., Badkar, J. and Didham, R. (2009) Doctors and romance: Not only of interest to Mills and Boon readers, Journal of Primary Health Care, 1(2):101–107.
Hugo, G., Callister, P. and Badkar, J. (2008) Demographic Change and International Labour Mobility in Australasia - Issues, Policies and Implications for Cooperation, in G. Hugo and S. Young (eds.) Labour Mobility in the Asia-Pacific Region: Dynamics, Issues and a New APEC Agenda, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Callister, P., Badkar, J. and Didham, R. (2008) Who are New Zealand’s doctors? Gender, migration and changing living arrangements, IPS Working Paper 08/06, Wellington: Institute of Policy Studies.
Badkar, J., Callister, P. and Didham, R. (2008) The origin, family structure and labour supply of overseas born nurses, paper presented at the LEW 13 / ALMRW conference, Wellington.
Badkar, J., Callister, P., Krishnan, V., Didham, R and Bedford, R. (2007) Gender, mobility and migration into New Zealand: A Case study of Asian migration, Social Policy Journal, 32: 152-180.
Ministry of Health (2006). Asian Health Chart Book 2006. Wellington: Ministry of Health.