Family Geographies: Global Care Chains, Transnational Parenthood, and New Legal Challenges in an Era of Labour Globalization

Law and Geography, Current Legal Issues, Vol. 5, 2002

22 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2016

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Orly Lobel

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Various production and services sectors which entail intensive use of labour and relatively low wages are already being undermined and downgraded to a migrant workforce by large-scale flows of migration and the fast development and expansion of globalization. Because of the various changes observed throughout the patterns of migration, the traditional conceptions and arrangements within the home and the family, along with the conventional notions of parenthood, membership, and identity, have been challenged. This chapter attempts to look into such circumstances through examining the connections between family organization and how they entail privatized care, a certain domestic setting, and the upsurge of modern and modified parenting arrangements in dealing with cross-border situations. The chapter explores how labor migration can be viewed as an intrinsic dimension of globalization and how a global care system is being formulated.

Keywords: Globalization, Migrant Workforce, Migration, Family, Parenthood, Identity, Membership, Cross-Border Situations, Global Care System

JEL Classification: A00

Suggested Citation

Lobel, Orly, Family Geographies: Global Care Chains, Transnational Parenthood, and New Legal Challenges in an Era of Labour Globalization (2002). Law and Geography, Current Legal Issues, Vol. 5, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2870109

Orly Lobel (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

HOME PAGE: http://home.sandiego.edu/%7Elobel/

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