Who Cleans the Welfare State? Migration, Informalization, Social Exclusion and Domestic Services in Stockholm

Publication year: 2010

Anna Gavanas

The report explores connections between migration, social exclusion, and informalization of the labor market with a focus on domestic services in Stockholm. Through an interview study, the author identifies central aspects and consequences of an array of social and economic processes in Sweden. The report highlights four interlinked themes:

 

    • The ways in which the formal and informal domestic service sectors are inseparable and connected through a
      range of intermediaries.

 

    • How intermediaries operate in cases where migrant workers lack significant power resources; Swedish language
      capabilities, social networks and documented migration status.

 

    • The dynamics of sexual harassment and exploitation in terms of aspects of the relations between actors in the in/formal domestic service sector.

 

    • The impact of tax deductions for domestic services to different actors.

 


The report can be downloaded for free in pdf-format: Download Research Report 2010 no.3

Publication year: 2010

Anna Gavanas

The report explores connections between migration, social exclusion, and informalization of the labor market with a focus on domestic services in Stockholm. Through an interview study, the author identifies central aspects and consequences of an array of social and economic processes in Sweden. The report highlights four interlinked themes:

 

    • The ways in which the formal and informal domestic service sectors are inseparable and connected through a
      range of intermediaries.

 

    • How intermediaries operate in cases where migrant workers lack significant power resources; Swedish language
      capabilities, social networks and documented migration status.

 

    • The dynamics of sexual harassment and exploitation in terms of aspects of the relations between actors in the in/formal domestic service sector.

 

    • The impact of tax deductions for domestic services to different actors.

 


The report can be downloaded for free in pdf-format: Download Research Report 2010 no.3