This article introduces the theme of the special issue on Outsourcing Domestic (Care) Work. We conceptualize "outsourcing of domestic work" as a process by which both the state and family increase their reliance on private markets to carry out both care and non-care domestic services. We argue that this outsourcing is happening in response to three "deficits" that many wealthy European countries face - "care deficit," "time deficit", and "job deficit."
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)