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Parental responsibility for paid employment and social reproduction: children's experiences in middle-class and working-class households in England

Pimlott-Wilson, Helena

Environment and Planning A, September 2015, Vol.47(9), pp.1892-1906 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Parental responsibility for paid employment and social reproduction: children's experiences in middle-class and working-class households in England
  • Autor: Pimlott-Wilson, Helena
  • Assuntos: Children ; Social Class ; Employment ; Gender ; Austerity ; Geography ; Environmental Sciences ; Sociology & Social History ; Geography
  • É parte de: Environment and Planning A, September 2015, Vol.47(9), pp.1892-1906
  • Descrição: Over the last 40 years, the labour market has undergone considerable change in the shift from an industrial to postindustrial economy. Profound economic, social and political developments have resulted in the feminisation of the labour force. Employment for parents, and increasingly mothers, is positioned by government policy as a remedy to child poverty at a time when individual responsibility for financial provision intensifies under austerity measures. Geographers have explored the unequal burdens of care borne by women and the gendered moral rationalities which shape labour market attachment from the perspective of adults. This paper shifts this focus to take account of children's understandings of the gendered responsibilities of parents in middle- and workingclass families in relation to employment and social reproduction. Firstly, it considers the persistence of the male breadwinning role in middle-class households, resulting in mothers' paid work being viewed as supplementary...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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