Precarious Care Jobs in Neoliberal Times

  • Nina SahraouiEmail author
Part of the Thinking Gender in Transnational Times book series (THINKGEN)


So right now we don’t know if in a year from now we’ll still be employed or if we’ll be laid off. Right now no job is stable, even if you have a contract. You know, I have a permanent contract but I don’t know to what extent it’s permanent, because we’ve seen … we’ve seen cases of colleagues who were on permanent contracts and for one reason or another they were laid off. So, I tell you, right now no job is stable. (Victoria, 54, Ecuador, Madrid)

Victoria is an Ecuadorian woman who had been living in Spain for 26 years when I interviewed her. For most of these 26 years, she had been working two jobs: a couple of nights per week she took care of residents in a care home, and during the day she provided domiciliary care to several elderly persons.


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  1. 1.Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteFirenzeItaly

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