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A Right to Care?Unpaid Work in European Employment Law$
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Nicole Busby

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199579020

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579020.001.0001

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Paid Work and Unpaid Care: The Unsolved Conflict

Paid Work and Unpaid Care: The Unsolved Conflict

(p.40) 3 Paid Work and Unpaid Care: The Unsolved Conflict
A Right to Care?

Nicole Busby (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the unsolved conflict between paid work and unpaid care. The meaning of the term ‘care relationship’ is considered and existing literature is used to explore the diversity of such relationships revealing the complex, finely-tuned and often delicate nature of associated work/care arrangements. It is asserted that society has a moral duty to recognise and reduce the heavy social burden imposed on those engaged in such relationships through shared responsibility. A consideration of women's labour market position relative to that of men reveals the relationship between gendered segregation and the division of labour within families and established labour market classifications. It is argued that the transformation currently taking place in working arrangements provides new opportunities to review the existing regulatory approach to the reconciliation of paid work and unpaid care.

Keywords:   care relationship, moral duty, division of labour, paid work, unpaid care, labour market

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