Graphik: Bulletpoint Archive: Abstracts issue 4/2015 (English)

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Almut Bachinger: The Practice of the 24-Hour-Care. Constructions of Identity, Division of Labour and Inequality – an Intersectional Analysis

The so-called 24-hour-care is characterised by significantly worse working conditions and lower wages when compared to employment in the institutional sectors of long-term-care. Drawing on an intersectional approach, developed by Gabriele Winker and Nina Degele (2009), this article investigates the intersectionality of the categories class, gender and ethnicity in the area of migrant live-in domestic elder care and wants to understand how the division of labour is put into practice and legitimized by looking into the practices of employment from the point of view of the employer.

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