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Gendering citizenship in Western EuropeNew challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context$
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Ruth Lister

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346940

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346940.001.0001

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Gendered citizenship and home-based childcare: transnational dynamics

Gendered citizenship and home-based childcare: transnational dynamics

(p.137) Five Gendered citizenship and home-based childcare: transnational dynamics
Gendering citizenship in Western Europe

Lister Ruth

Williams Fiona

Anttonen Anneli

Bussemaker Jet

Gerhard Ute

Heinen Jacqueline

Johansson Stina

Leira Arnlaug

Siim Birte

Tobio Constanza

Gavanas Anna

Policy Press

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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