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Into a footnote: Unpaid care work and the Equality Budget in Scotland
University of Stirling, UK.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ARN-J (Aging Research Network - Jönköping). University of Stirling, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3916-2977
2017 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 218-232Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the visibility of unpaid care work in Scotland by examining the (non-)development of discourse on unpaid care work in economic policy documents. Drawing on the problem approach to policy analysis, the article engages with the Equality Budget Statements (EBS) as policy documents that not only inform the government’s spending plans but are foremost statements of values and norms pursued by the government. This critical reading reveals that certain discourses give different meanings to women’s lives through the political significance of what remains unproblematized as part of the ensuing care discourse in Scotland. The developing discourse on economic policy and equality suggests that equality in Scotland is presupposed on labour market participation. This shrinks discourse on unpaid care work; the problem of unpaid care work is silenced, while the problem of women’s access to employment is redefined to mean a problem of difference and costly childcare only. The way certain issues have or have not appeared in governmental documents is explanatory of the importance and relevance of unpaid care work to the political discourse.

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Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 24, no 3, p. 218-232
Keywords [en]
Discourse analysis, equality, gender equality, government budgets, Scotland, unpaid care work
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29801DOI: 10.1177/1350506816643731ISI: 000407060300003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85026744720Local ID: HHJARNISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-29801DiVA, id: diva2:921772
Available from: 2016-04-21 Created: 2016-04-21 Last updated: 2018-01-05Bibliographically approved

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