Why Madam has so many bathrobes: Demand for migrant domestic workers in the EU
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Why Madam has so many bathrobes: Demand for migrant domestic workers in the EU. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE, 92 (1). pp. 18-26. ISSN 0040-747XFull text not available from this repository.
There has been a substantial increase in demand for private domestic services throughout the European Union, and a significant proportion of these workers are non-citizens, many of them without documents. This paper addresses two questions: why is there an increase in demand for domestic workers in private households? and why is this demand being met by migrant women? While there are demographic and economic reasons for the former, the reproduction of lifestyle and status, and the avoidance of gender and generational conflict over domestic work are also important factors. Migrant labour is flexible, women are removed from family demands and can devote themselves to their employing family, moreover their 'race' and citizenship status differentiates them from their female employer.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
|Journal or Publication Title:||TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 18-26|
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