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SeVen Experiences of care work “They should be a lot more honest [about the nature of the work].... Because I think people tend to be put off because of the bad press that they get. And that tends to highlight like the bad things rather than the positive things.” (Debra Henry, a foster carer) This chapter sets out to document the everyday reality of working with vulnerable children in both home and institutional settings. There is a fairly substantial literature on the attractions of care work with vulnerable children and their families, whether this be

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nIne Managing care work and family life Introduction An important part of the jigsaw in understanding childcare workers’ lives remains, namely how as parents and family members childcare workers managed to combine their work and other care responsibilities – how they connected their public and private worlds, not only over time but also on a daily basis. For these workers, caring was an intrinsic part of both work and family life, a condition with the potential to add to tensions and overload typically experienced by those juggling work and family

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Introduction I would like to begin by thanking the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the organising partners, in particular, Mignon Duffy and her wonderful team, for the opportunity to present the International Labour Organization ( ILO, 2018 ) report Care Work and Care Jobs for the Future of Decent Work at this second Global Carework Summit and to discuss its contribution with my remarkable keynote fellow panelists. 1 The report is one of the main outcomes of the Women at Work Centenary Initiative that the ILO Directorate-General launched in 2013 to

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7 International Journal of Care and Caring • vol 2 • no 1 • 7–25 • © Policy Press 2018 Print ISSN 2397-8821 • Online ISSN 2397-883X • https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15187914933434 article Learning to care: work experiences and identity formation among African immigrant care workers in the US Fumilayo Showers, fshowers@ccsu.edu Central Connecticut State University, USA Drawing from ethnographic data, this article investigates the work experiences of a group of African immigrants in the US care industry. By highlighting their strategies for coping with

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11 TWO Care and gender: have the arguments for recognising care work now been won?1 Jane Lewis Introduction During the 1980s, an impressive volume of research on the nature of care and carers was published in the UK. Twenty years later the unpaid work of care that is performed in the family, still predominantly by women, has become a major issue on the policy agendas of western European and North American countries and the European Union (EU). However, the way the issue is now framed by politicians, policy makers and many influential male academics bears little

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93 SEVEN Care work In the previous chapter we explored care and its generic realisation in a variety of social relations. Although care can be viewed through the lens of moral philosophy – as a moral duty that is realised through a set of practices embodying distinct virtues – care itself, we argued, can only ever be socially realised within particular forms of relationship. Questions such as who should receive and who should provide care, how and where care should be delivered, and what care means to those who are carers and to those who are cared for

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321 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 8 • no 2 • 321–40 • ©Policy Press • 2019 ISSN 2046 7435 • ISSN 2046 7466 • https://doi.org/10.1332/204674318X15241492154458 Accepted for publication 07 April 2018 • First published online 23 April 2018 article Interrelated parenting practices: conceptual foundations of involvement in care work at the transition to parenthood Eva-Maria Schmidt, eva-maria.schmidt@univie.ac.at Irene Rieder, irene.rieder@univie.ac.at Ulrike Zartler, ulrike.zartler@univie.ac.at Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria Numerous studies

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FoUR Entering care work with vulnerable children Introduction Making sense of people’s lives and the stories they tell is a complex task. As described in Chapter Two, in the case studies we teased out the ‘biographical facts’ of care workers’ lives and the contexts in which their lives were lived from the interpretations they provided as interview informants. Both the accounts of interviewees and the way we as researchers analyse them are multilayered. In this book we have disentangled accounts about the origins of their orientations to care (Chapter

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45 International Journal of Care and Caring • vol 1 • no 1 • 45–62 • © Policy Press 2017 • #IJCC Print ISSN 2397-8821 • Online ISSN 2397-883X • https://doi.org/10.1332/239788217X14866284542346 article Family care work: a policy-relevant research agenda Phyllis Moen, phylmoen@umn.edu University of Minnesota, USA Nicole DePasquale, nzd117@psu.edu Pennsylvania State University, USA This article addresses the need for policy-relevant research agendas on family care in transaction with formal care and public as well as organisational norms and policies in light

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housing, the development of ‘man camps’ and increased traffic and crime created social and financial strain for many towns ( Holeywell, 2011 ). Cities responded by making large investments, supported by state dollars, in physical infrastructure, such as road construction and sewer and water facilities, and non-physical infrastructure, such as public safety and administrative services ( Newell and Raimi, 2015 ). Bakken population growth also led to increased needs for care work and human services. Domestic violence, child protection, public housing and other social

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