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Gender, migration and the inequalities of care

Shutes, Isabel ORCID: 0000-0002-5325-3541 (2021) Gender, migration and the inequalities of care. In: Mora, Claudia and Piper, Nicola, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, CH, 107 - 120. ISBN 9783030633462

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-63347-9_7


This chapter examines the contribution of research on migration and care labour to understanding the inequalities of care provision. It delves into how we are to understand those inequalities in relation to macro, meso and micro level relationships, policies and processes. At the same time, it considers the contestation of those inequalities, and in ways that make necessary connections between the claiming of rights in relation to migration, paid work and unpaid care. It is argued that an understanding of care inequalities and their contestation provides the basis for a ‘social transformation’ perspective on migration (Castles in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36: 1565–1586, 2010), situating migration in relation to wider social processes. Concurrently, in bringing a feminist approach to social transformation to the fore, the importance of understanding the local specificity of intersecting inequalities is also emphasised, to avoid reducing an understanding of global care inequalities to a simplified North/South binary.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author, under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 07:18
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 07:42

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