Family, Migration and Welfare (FAMIW)
Family- and gender relations, migration and social welfare
This is a research environment for sociological analyses of family- and gender relations, migration and social welfare. In our studies, we focus, e.g., migrant’s vulnerable position and experiences in different parts of the world, new and changing relations of care in the Swedish welfare state, the meaning of hidden disabilities in working life, demographic challenges for families in China, as well as the development of family and labour market policy reforms in Sweden.
We work with different kinds of qualitative methods, such as ethnography, document analysis and life history interviews, as well as with innovative methods and discussions of methodology (memory-work, diary and drawing interviews). Theoretically we have different points of departure but we unite in our interest in social inequality and stratification, particularly as articulated within feminist, queer and post colonial studies.
- "Intergenerational care in Sweden: A Study of Relationships, Commitments, and Practices of Care in Everyday Family Life” - Sara Eldén, Terese Anving, Linn Alenius (VR, 2019-2022)
- "Parenting strategies around children's education in urban China, South Korea and Singapore: A comparative ethnographic study”- Kristina Göransson, Lisa Eklund & Yoonhee Kang (RJ, 2019-2021)
- "Precariousness at Work: Women Employees in Nordic Companies Outsourced to China, India, and Vietnam” - Helle Rydström, Catarina Kinnvall, Lisa Eklund & Maria Tonini (VR, 2018-2021)
- "Care for children in an era of private market services: A study of nannies, children and parents" (Omsorg om barn i de köpta barnpassningstjänsternas tidevarv: En studie av barnflickor, barn och föräldrar) RJ 2014-2017 (Sara Eldén and Terese Anving)
- "The Politics of Parenting Support. Development, Forms and Actors" (Föräldrastödets politik: utveckling, former och aktörer) Forte, 2014-2016 (Åsa Lundqvist and Lisa Eklund)
- Abdelhady, Dalia, Gren, Nina and Joormann, Martin (eds) (2020), Refugees and the Violence of Welfare Bureaucracies in Northern Europe, Manchester University Press.
- Eldén, S. and Anving, T. (2019) 'Nanny care in Sweden: The inequalities of everyday doings of care', Journal of European Social Policy 29(5): 614– 626.
- Eldén, Sara & Anving, Terese (2019). Nanny families. Practices of care by nannies, au pairs, parents and children in Sweden. Bristol: Bristol University Press.
- Eldén, S. (2019) 'Varför familj? Praktiker, ojämlikheter och sociologisk analys', i Alsarve, J & Löfmark, E (red.) Samhälle i förhandling: Villkor, processer, konsekvenser. Örebro: Örebro University Press
- Yang, X., Wang, S., & Eklund, L. (2020). Reacting to social discrimination? Men's individual and social risk behaviors in the context of a male marriage squeeze in rural China. Social Science and Medicine, 246, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112729
- Eklund L, Lundqvist Å. (2020). Governing as peers: Reluctant experts and competent parents in the Swedish welfare state. Lien social et Politiques.
Attané, I., Eklund, L., Merli, G. M., et al (2019). Understanding Bachelorhood in Poverty-stricken and High Sex Ratio Settings: An Exploratory Study in Rural Shaanxi, China. China Quarterly, 240, 990-1017. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305741019000390