No place for their children: negotiating gender, place and generation in a flexible work context

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Abstract

Drawing on a combination of theories on gender and place and work after globalisation, this article addresses how gender, place, employment-related mobility and flexible work conditions affect generational ties to place. Interviews
with persons whose working life histories (by choice or circumstance) include flexible hours and high levels of mobility reveal explicit hopes that their children will have more stable working lives – and expectations that this will mean that they shall have to leave the local area. The article documents how the local place is an important component in the construction of employment-related mobilities, expectations for the future, valorisation of education, inter-generational relations and ties to places.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGender, Place & Culture: A journal of feminist geography
Volume25
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1209-1224
Number of pages16
ISSN0966-369X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • flexible work
  • gender
  • generation
  • mobility
  • place

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