Flexible Kin Work, Flexible Migration: Aging Migrants Caught Between Productive And Reproductive Labor In The European Union (Chapter 1 in Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work).
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Published: March 2017
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This chapter explores the interplay between productive and reproductive labor performed by aging carers migrating within the European Union. It analyzes the ways in which this interplay is reconfigured in the context of migration and the ways in which their reconfiguration repositions aging carers as citizens and workers. The experiences of transnational young-old carers are analyzed in two cases of low-skilled migration from rural regions of Bulgaria.
kinship care; migrant workers; children of immigrants; foster grandparents; cross cultural studies; family relationships; child rearing; Extended families; Europe; Bulgaria