Work, care, and gendered (in)equalities

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This chapter discusses the (ir)responsible organising of systems of production and reproduction through work and care, highlighting the inequalities – pertaining to gender, but also age, class, and ethnicity – in how work and care are valued and distributed. We examine some key inequalities and interrelations in systems of production and reproduction, in terms of gender, age, life phases, work, and care. How work and care are unevenly distributed between genders and in different phases of the life course is a central question for social sustainability and equality. Foregrounding work, care, and work-care boundaries is necessary in (re)organising work(/non-work) life and the interplay of production and reproduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes : Responsible Organising
Number of pages6
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Publication date01.01.2022
ISBN (Print)9781032135342
ISBN (Electronic)9781000603248
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

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