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Working and Mothering in Sweden and Ukraine. The case of lone mothers.

Tarkhanova, Oleksandra LU (2011) SIMT21 20111
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
This thesis discusses social welfare systems in Ukraine and in Sweden with focus on working and mothering reconciliation for the category of lone mothers. The theories applied in the thesis include welfare and care regimes, citizenship perspective, care culture and care packaging. Using analysis of interviews and of social policies in both countries, the author comes to some concluding remarks. While in the Swedish case it seems easier to categorize the country according to social welfare typology, the Ukrainian case is complicated and ambiguous with ‘double burden’ and ‘child penalties’ for women. The author shows that in Ukraine the role of the family in working and mothering reconciliation seems to be more important than the role of the... (More)
This thesis discusses social welfare systems in Ukraine and in Sweden with focus on working and mothering reconciliation for the category of lone mothers. The theories applied in the thesis include welfare and care regimes, citizenship perspective, care culture and care packaging. Using analysis of interviews and of social policies in both countries, the author comes to some concluding remarks. While in the Swedish case it seems easier to categorize the country according to social welfare typology, the Ukrainian case is complicated and ambiguous with ‘double burden’ and ‘child penalties’ for women. The author shows that in Ukraine the role of the family in working and mothering reconciliation seems to be more important than the role of the state, when in Sweden is vice versa. The Ukrainian interviews point to an image of the ‘absent father’. The citizenship entitlements in Sweden are based on employment, but full-time parenthood for one year still guarantees decent living standard. In Ukraine citizenship entitlements are based on motherhood to a greater extent, but it does not provide women with enough economic security, especially in the case of lone mothers. (Less)
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author
Tarkhanova, Oleksandra LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT21 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Social Welfare, Sweden, Ukraine, Lone Mothers, Working and Mothering Reconciliation.
language
English
id
1974037
date added to LUP
2011-07-06 08:15:22
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2011-07-06 08:15:22
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  abstract     = {This thesis discusses social welfare systems in Ukraine and in Sweden with focus on working and mothering reconciliation for the category of lone mothers. The theories applied in the thesis include welfare and care regimes, citizenship perspective, care culture and care packaging. Using analysis of interviews and of social policies in both countries, the author comes to some concluding remarks. While in the Swedish case it seems easier to categorize the country according to social welfare typology, the Ukrainian case is complicated and ambiguous with ‘double burden’ and ‘child penalties’ for women. The author shows that in Ukraine the role of the family in working and mothering reconciliation seems to be more important than the role of the state, when in Sweden is vice versa. The Ukrainian interviews point to an image of the ‘absent father’. The citizenship entitlements in Sweden are based on employment, but full-time parenthood for one year still guarantees decent living standard. In Ukraine citizenship entitlements are based on motherhood to a greater extent, but it does not provide women with enough economic security, especially in the case of lone mothers.},
  author       = {Tarkhanova, Oleksandra},
  keyword      = {Social Welfare,Sweden,Ukraine,Lone Mothers,Working and Mothering Reconciliation.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Working and Mothering in Sweden and Ukraine. The case of lone mothers.},
  year         = {2011},
}