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Intersections and Boundaries of Work and Non-work: The Case of Elder Care in Comparative European Perspective

Lyon, Dawn (2010) Intersections and Boundaries of Work and Non-work: The Case of Elder Care in Comparative European Perspective. European Societies, 12 (1). pp. 163-185. ISSN 1461-6696. (doi:10.1080/14616690903100456) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

It is widely recognised that a work activity can be undertaken in a variety of socio-economic relations. However, the ways in which work and non-work are differentiated, or intersect, are under-specified in existing research. This article takes the social care of older people as a field through which to explore the articulation of work and non-work. It analyses the nature of the boundaries between what counts as work, and what counts as non-work; the intersections of work and non-work, and what forms this embeddedness takes; and the variation of this articulation across different European countries (Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, and England). Three dimensions of articulation of work and non-work emerged from the analysis: (1) love or money; (2) morality versus instrumentality; and (3) from professional demarcations to embeddedness in everyday life. The article sets out how these vary by country. Overall, the research makes a general contribution to the sociology of work, and to our understanding of cross-national variation in the labour and provision of eldercare.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14616690903100456
Uncontrolled keywords: boundaries, eldercare, embeddedness, work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 11:02 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34466 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lyon, Dawn: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8534-2194
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