Sites of Reproduction, Welfare Regimes and Migrants: Unpacking the Household

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)


As Cindi Katz (2001) indicated, reproduction always involves a complex interplay of a variety of actors in different sites so that it ‘is secured through a shifting constellation of sources encompassed within the broad categories of the state, the household, capital and civil society’ (p. 131). However the configurations between the different sites of social reproduction vary globally, in part according to welfare mixes. Increasingly welfare regimes have been influenced by international actors, discourses and processes and reconstructed through changing labour contracts and regulations that impact on the sites and institutions involved in the production and consumption of welfare provision.


European Union Home Care Social Protection Domestic Work Gender Ideology 
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© Eleonore Kofman and Parvati Raghuram 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityUK

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