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Global householding

With his notion of 'global householding' (Douglass, 2006:421) refers to the creating and sustaining of a household as “continuous process of social reproduction that covers all life-cycle stages and extends beyond the family”. For him, the major dimensions of this process are: marriage, child-bearing and adoption, education of children, hiring foreign domestic helpers and caregivers, and moving not only from low to high-income economies, but as retirement ages approach, also moving from higher to lower income societies as a way of stretching fixed incomes.

global_householding.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/26 10:33 by p236974