New FaSRU publication: Financing Social Reproduction

15 Jun 2020 - 09:15

African women in multigenerational households are key providers and face numerous demands for economic and practical support from a wide range of dependents. The author argues that although women’s role in financially supporting families is not a new phenomenon, the co-existence of high levels of care and the changing socio-economic context, including the welfare system, low marriage rates, and higher levels of female employment, has created new conditions for caregiving responsibilities in multigenerational households. The paper fills a theoretical gap in the understanding of the hidden abode of reproduction and the full array of women’s responsibilities in financing household social reproduction. For more see:  International review of development studies