Gendered citizenship and home-based childcare: transnational dynamics

Lister Ruth, Williams Fiona, Anttonen Anneli, Bussemaker Jet, Gerhard Ute, Heinen Jacqueline, Johansson Stina, Leira Arnlaug, Siim Birte, Tobio Constanza and Gavanas Anna

in Gendering citizenship in Western Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9781861346940
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302438 | DOI:
Gendered citizenship and home-based childcare: transnational dynamics

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This chapter brings together the issues of care and migration through a study of the transnational dynamics of care, sometimes referred to as ‘global care chains’. It reviews the many different and complexly connected dimensions of citizenship it invokes. The case studies first contextualise their empirical data in terms of the different care and migration policies in Britain, Spain, and Sweden; they then address the employees' experience of migration, the reasons employers give for using this sort of care support, the relationship between employers and employees, and the employees' relationship with their own children. These three case studies reveal common issues faced by working women from different regions of the world that raise difficult dilemmas about the future of the adult-worker model across Europe.

Keywords: gendered citizenship; childcare; migration; transnational dynamics; Britain; Spain; Sweden; employers; employees; working women

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Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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