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A job with no boundaries : home eldercare work in Italy

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Degiuli, Francesca

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Abstract In recent years a number of important studies have explored the new international division of reproductive labor, but those works have concentrated, for the most part, on one end of the life cycle: nannies and childcare. This article focuses on the other end of it, home eldercare work. Jobs falling under this label encompass a variety of work situations but the title suggests a job that is more homogeneous than the occupation actually is. This article explores, through the narratives of the workers and the exploration of this 24-hour job, what it means to work as a home eldercare assistant.
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies; Gerontology
Free Keywords domestic work; emotional labor; globalization; home eldercare work; immigration; women
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 193-207
Journal European Journal of Women's Studies, 14 (2007) 3
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)