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Title: Education as care labor: expanding our lens on the work-life balance problem
Authors: Teo, Youyenn
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Teo, Y. (2022). Education as care labor: expanding our lens on the work-life balance problem. Current Sociology.
Project: RG72/16 
Journal: Current Sociology 
Abstract: Scholars have documented the challenges of combining wage work and care responsibilities in various societal contexts. National variations reveal that public policy and care infrastructure have major effects in shaping gendered patterns, class inequalities, as well as overall wellbeing of parents. Childcare centers and schools can enable people with children to pursue jobs and careers. Yet, as I show in this article, education systems’ demands can become a major component of parental care labor. Drawing on interviews with 92 parents in Singapore, I illustrate the ways in which education care labor impedes work-life reconciliation as well as deepens the significance of gender and class.
ISSN: 0011-3921
DOI: 10.1177/00113921211072577
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2022 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by SAGE in Current Sociology and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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