'Kids' in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden

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    • Publication Information:
      Routledge, 2020.
    • Publication Date:
      2020
    • Collection:
      Högskolan i Gävle
      Freely available online
    • Abstract:
      This study used qualitative interviews to explore perceptions of labour market participation in relation to gender norms and parenting ideals among employed Swedish men and women of migrant descent. Using an abductive thematic approach, we demonstrate how the respondents viewed labour market participation from different perspectives. The females saw it as a source of emancipation, whereas the men primarily viewed it as a means of providing for a current/future family. While our respondents depicted themselves as dedicated to social norms of gender equality, they expressed gender-biased views on work and family. The respondents’ immigrant heritage also influenced their views on labour market participation, gender and family. Gender inequalities in the parental generation motivated them to arrange their work and family lives differently, and the Swedish social and political context offered them incentives and opportunities to be more gender-equal than their parents. We view and analyse these findings from a life course-perspective, showing how cultural and contextual influences affect respondents’ perspectives on work and family arrangements.
      Cette enquête s’appuie sur des entretiens qualitatifs afin d’explorer les liens entre la perception de la participation au marché du travail et les normes de genre et idéaux de parentalité chez les actifs et actives suédois issu.e.s de l’immigration. Mobilisant une approche abductive et thématique, nous démontrons quelles sont les représentations de nos répondant.e.s sur la participation au marché du travail selon différentes perspectives. Tandis que les femmes y voyaient une source d’émancipation, les hommes la considéraient avant tout comme un moyen de provenir à leur famille, présente ou à venir. Alors que nos enquêté.e.s se décrivaient comme engagé.e.s en faveur des normes d’égalité de genre, ils et elles ont exprimé des visions genré.e.s sur le travail et la famille. Leur héritage lié à l’immigration a aussi influencé leurs représentations de la participation au marché du travail, du genre et de la famille. Les inégalités de genre caractérisant la génération de leurs parents les ont poussé.e.s à organiser leurs vies professionnelles et de famille différemment et le contexte social et politique suédois leur a offert des incitations et des opportunités pour réaliser une plus grande égalité de genre que leurs parents. Nous étudions et analysons ces résultats à partir d’une perspective sur de cycle de vie, en montrant comment les influences culturelles et contextuelles affectent les représentations des répondant.e.s sur le travail et la vie de famille.
    • File Description:
      electronic
    • Author Affiliations:
      Högskolan i Gävle
      Socialt arbete
      Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för socialt arbete
      Myndigheten för arbetsmiljökunskap
    • ISSN:
      1366-8803
      1469-3615
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537
    • Accession Number:
      edsswe.oai.DiVA.org.hig.30838
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ASLAN, P. 1986 et al. “Kids” in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden. Community, Work and Family, [s. l.], 2020. DOI 10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.DiVA.org.hig.30838. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Aslan P 1986, Wikström E, Ahmadi N, Sjöberg S 1967. “Kids” in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden. Community, Work and Family. January 2020. doi:10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537
    • APA:
      Aslan, P. 1986, Wikström, E., Ahmadi, N., & Sjöberg, S. 1967. (2020). “Kids” in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden. Community, Work and Family. https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Aslan, Pinar, 1986, Eva Wikström, Nader Ahmadi, and Stefan, 1967 Sjöberg. 2020. “‘Kids’ in between? Views on Work, Gender, and Family Arrangements among Men and Women of Migrant Descent in Sweden.” Community, Work and Family, January. doi:10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537.
    • Harvard:
      Aslan, P. 1986 et al. (2020) ‘“Kids” in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden’, Community, Work and Family. doi: 10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Aslan, P 1986, Wikström, E, Ahmadi, N & Sjöberg, S 1967 2020, ‘“Kids” in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden’, Community, Work and Family, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Aslan, Pinar, 1986, et al. “‘Kids’ in between? Views on Work, Gender, and Family Arrangements among Men and Women of Migrant Descent in Sweden.” Community, Work and Family, Jan. 2020. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Aslan, Pinar, 1986, Eva Wikström, Nader Ahmadi, and Stefan, 1967 Sjöberg. “‘Kids’ in between? Views on Work, Gender, and Family Arrangements among Men and Women of Migrant Descent in Sweden.” Community, Work and Family, January 1, 2020. doi:10.1080/13668803.2020.1734537.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Aslan P 1986, Wikström E, Ahmadi N, Sjöberg S 1967. “Kids” in between? Views on work, gender, and family arrangements among men and women of migrant descent in Sweden. Community, Work and Family [Internet]. 2020 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Nov 24]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.DiVA.org.hig.30838