Elin Peterson

Elin Peterson
Stockholm University | SU · Department of Social Work

PhD

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With the extensive long-term care services for older people, the Nordic countries have been labelled ‘caring states’ as reported (Leira, Welfare state and working mothers: the Scandinavian experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992). The emphasis on services and not cash benefits ensures the Nordics a central place in the public servic...
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Focusing on Swedish home care for older people, this article explores the discursive (re)production of home care as an institution. Equality and universal service provision have been described as defining features of the Nordic care regime. At the same time, Nordic research has highlighted a shift in social care policy, from a focus on universalism...
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This paper contributes a Swedish perspective on how selected feminist movement ideas, such as women’s right to economic independence, are being appropriated by neoliberal policies. Swedish governments have argued that opening up the publicly funded eldercare sector to private providers would advance entrepreneurship undertaken by women and immigran...
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This article critically explores assumptions underpinning Swedish eldercare policies that introducing market practices in publicly‐funded eldercare services advances women's entrepreneurship. We argue that gendered privileges and disadvantages are being recreated on tax‐funded home care markets; furthermore, gendered inequalities intersect with eth...
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Theories of social justice have identified the revaluation of caregiving work as a global challenge. Still, struggles for recognition are shaped by the specific cultural and institutional contexts in which they emerge. This article explores struggles for the recognition of caregiving work in Spanish eldercare, focusing on advocacy for family carers...
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Resumen en español del artículo: Peterson, E. (2018) 'Struggles for recognition and redistribution: family carers and domestic workers in Spanish eldercare', International Journal of Care and Caring, 2(4): 459-76. Resumen (abstract): Las teorías sobre la justicia social han identificado la revalorización del trabajo de cuidados como un desafío glo...
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”Omsorgsföretagande i med- eller motvind? Genusperspektiv på småföretagande i hemtjänsten i Stockholm”, undersöker Helene Brodin och Elin Peterson erfarenheterna av att driva mindre hemtjänstföretag i Stockholm. Analysen bygger dels på data från stadens verksamhetsuppföljningar och dels på 24 intervjuer med VD och/eller ägare av små hemtjänstföreta...
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In investigating global and regional care chains, scholars have traditionally adopted a sociological bottom-up approach, but more attention has recently been focused on the role of the state. Despite this new attention to states and the ways in which they condition care chains, the existing frameworks cannot grasp the complexity of potential strugg...
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Många små hemtjänstföretag drivs idag av kvinnor. Men att inte passa in i stereotypen för en ”äkta företagare” kan vara ett hinder för kvinnors småföretagande inom äldreomsorgen. En ny studie från Stockholms Universitet visar på hur genus, etnicitet och profession formar villkoren för småföretagande inom hemtjänsten. Studien visar på skillnader i h...
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In this case study of paid domestic labour in Spain, Peterson draws upon theories of gendered social citizenship and care work. She analyses domestic workers’ social citizenship status and the role and value attributed to paid domestic work in public policy. Three policy areas are included: the regulation of household employment, the dependent care...
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The "care crisis" has been a recurrent theme in feminist debates and research. The care deficit is particularly severe is the ageing societies of Southern Europe. In Spain, familialism prevails in eldercare. This implies a permanent trust on the family, and its gender structure as provider of help and support. At the same time, studies show that mi...
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Migrant women have come to play an important role as care and domestic workers in private households in Europe. The insertion of migrant women in domestic service often bridges the gap between the need for care and the lack of public or subsidized private services. The globalization of care is particularly significant in southern European contexts...
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In this paper, we present the historical time series of enrolment rates in upper secondary schooling in five European countries. The presented data were examined in light of reform attempts aimed at expansions of schooling with the aim to derive lessons for the expansion of the tertiary sector. We were particularly interested in the speed and the d...
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Esta tesis se propone explorar cómo la desigualdad de género se ha formulado como un problema público en las políticas en torno a los cuidados en España y Suecia en el periodo comprendido entre 1995 y 2010. El propósito es analizar la manera en que se construye la desigualdad de género como un problema público y en la que, de ese modo, adquiere det...
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As more and more political institutions stress the significance of gender equality policies, it becomes important to investigate the different interpretations and meanings attached to the concept of gender equality in diverse policy contexts. In this article we are interested in problematizing visions of gender equality by studying the challenges t...
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RESUMEN: El artículo explora la dimensión de género en las políticas públicas en torno al cuidado y al trabajo doméstico en el contexto de la (re)construcción del Estado de bienestar español entre 1997-2007. Se analizan los debates en torno a la «conciliación de vida personal/familiar y laboral», la «dependencia» y el «servicio doméstico» con el ob...
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This article explores how paid domestic work is framed in state policies and discourses, drawing upon theoretical discussions on gender, welfare and global care chains. Based on a case study of the political debate on the `reconciliation of personal, family and work life' in Spain, the author argues that dominant policy frames relate gender inequal...

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