dc.contributor.authorTeo, Youyenn
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-12T04:17:48Z
dc.date.available2016-04-12T04:17:48Z
dc.date.copyright2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationTeo, Y. (2016). Not everyone has ‘maids’: class differentials in the elusive quest for work-life balance. Gender, Place and Culture, in press.
dc.identifier.issn0966-369Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/40396
dc.description.abstractWork–life balance has come to the fore in Singapore as in other countries. Debates have focused on uneven gendered burdens. Less attention has been paid to the ways in which class matters in shaping outcomes for women. In this article, I argue that the work-care regime in Singapore is one that generates uneven consequences for women along class lines. The historical legacy of eugenics-influenced pronatalism, the pursuit of a corporation-centric development, the persistent reticence toward universal provisions and corresponding preference for ‘private’ solutions to care create a context in which women in low-income households have an especially hard time balancing wage work and familial responsibilities. The individualization and marketization of household needs, in Singapore and elsewhere, obscure the circumstances, needs, and well-being of women in lower class circumstances, and undermine the value of housework and care labor.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGender, Place and Cultureen_US
dc.rights© 2016 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.subjectclassen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectdomestic laboren_US
dc.subjectwork-care regimesen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.subjectSingaporeen_US
dc.titleNot everyone has ‘maids’: class differentials in the elusive quest for work-life balanceen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2015.1136810
dc.identifier.rims190632


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