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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A Comparative Discussion of the Gendered Implications of Cash-for-Care Schemes: Markets, Independence and Social Citizenship in Crisis?
Authors: Rummery, Kirstein
Contact Email: kirstein.rummery@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Care
Commodification
Cash
Gender
Comparative
Policy analysis
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Rummery K (2009) A Comparative Discussion of the Gendered Implications of Cash-for-Care Schemes: Markets, Independence and Social Citizenship in Crisis?, Social Policy and Administration, 43 (6), pp. 634-648.
Abstract: There are moves across many countries away from state-led provision of services for disabled people towards cash-based systems, which have been welcomed by disabled people as increasing choice and control over services and support, and increasing independence and social participation. However, feminist scholars have long warned about the implications of commodifying care for women, and the possible consequences of substituting cash for services for social citizenship have remained underexplored, for both disabled people generally, disabled women and mothers more particularly, and for personal assistants/care workers. This article will attempt to address that gap by carrying out a comparative literature review and policy analysis of the role of policy development and outcomes in cash-for-care schemes, looking comparatively across policy developments in several countries, as well as developed welfare states beyond Europe to examine: (a) the impact of the tensions between various governance levels, particularly local and national government; (b) the gendered impact of such policies on (for example) gendered divisions of paid and unpaid work, citizenship and social participation; (c) the impact such policies have, or are likely to have, on different groups of men and women across the life course and across different social and economic groups; and (d) how such policies can contribute to the well-being and/or detriment of different groups of women (and men) within different social, political, economic and historical contexts.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19977
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.00685.x
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Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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