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Defamilisation and familisation risks, adult worker models, and pro-employment/decommodification measures for women: the case of Hong Kong

Yu, Sam Wai-Kam; Chau, Chui-Man Ruby; Kühner, Stefan

Authors

Sam Wai-Kam Yu

Stefan Kühner



Abstract

This paper is concerned with the research areas of defamilisation/familisation and adult worker models. It particularly focuses on demonstrating how the study of government pro-employment and decommodification measures for reducing defamilisation and familisation risks faced by women contributes to the examination of the adult worker models. It presents three analytical tasks. The first is to categorise the adult worker models into four types (market-focused, supported, choice-focused and collective consumption) based on different combinations of the pro-employment and decommodification measures. The second is to explore the relative desirability of these four types in enhancing women’s well-being. Based on the case example of Hong Kong, the third is to examine issues concerning the application of the adult worker models in the analysis of how the government responds to defamilisation and familisation risks.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 26, 2018
Journal Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Print ISSN 2169-9763
Electronic ISSN 2169-978X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-17
APA6 Citation Yu, S. W., Chau, C. R., & Kühner, S. (2018). Defamilisation and familisation risks, adult worker models, and pro-employment/decommodification measures for women: the case of Hong Kong. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 1-17. doi:10.1080/21699763.2018.1526699
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/21699763.2018.1526699
Keywords Defamilisation and familisation risks, adult worker models, decommodification, working family support, gendered labour market outcomes, social investment
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21699763.2018.1526699
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