Working Daughters: A Blind Spot in Swedish Eldercare Policy
2013 (English)In: Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, ISSN 1072-4745, E-ISSN 1468-2893, Vol. 20, no 1, 65-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Care services help women who are mothers or daughters to combine caregiving and gainful employment. While Swedish childcare policy expanded services to meet the needs of children and working mothers, this discourse analysis of Swedish eldercare policy shows that the expansion of eldercare services from the 1950s to the end of 1970s was justified solely on the basis of older people's needs. The lack of connection in policy documents between the needs of working daughters and the provision of eldercare services made it easier to cut services beginning in the 1980s, without considering the consequences for family members.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 20, no 1, 65-87 p.
Research subject Social Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89545DOI: 10.1093/sp/jxs025ISI: 000316089100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89545DiVA: diva2:619169