The Political Economy of Household Services in Europe

  • Clément Carbonnier
  • Nathalie Morel

Part of the Work and Welfare in Europe book series (RECOWE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Taking the Low Road: The Political Economy of Household Services in Europe

  3. The Politics of Subsidising Domestic Services in Europe

  4. Taking the Low Road? The Development of a Low-End Service Economy for Europe

  5. Money Well Spent? Services Used, Beneficiaries and Employment Effect of These Policies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-288

About this book


This edited volume assesses from a variety of perspectives the policies introduced to support the development of household services across Europe. It highlights the impact of these costly policies on the creation of low quality jobs and on labour market dualisation, and questions their social and economic outcomes.


Household services domestic work low-wage work low-end service jobs tax credits social policy political economy labour market dualisation care services domestic outsourcing fiscal welfare social inequalities employment Job Creation labor market labour market migrants service

Editors and affiliations

  • Clément Carbonnier
    • 1
  • Nathalie Morel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Cergy-PontoiseFrance
  2. 2.Sciences PoFrance

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