Social Reproduction and Care Ethics

  • Nina SahraouiEmail author
Part of the Thinking Gender in Transnational Times book series (THINKGEN)



How do you manage childcare?


When I’m working my husband looks after my child and when he is working I’m the one looking after her.


What does your husband do?


He works for the train company. (Sonia, 33, Mauritius, London)

To care for their daughter, Sonia and her partner organised their lives around opposite working shifts so that one of them is always available to look after their child. Splitting the working schedules in this manner was common for participants working in the care sector, particularly in London, to respond to their own care responsibilities and needs against the background of a privatised and expensive childcare regime.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteFirenzeItaly

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