Sites of Reproduction, Welfare Regimes and Migrants: Unpacking the Household
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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.
KeywordsEuropean Union Home Care Social Protection Domestic Work Gender Ideology
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