‘Pink Slave’ or the ‘Modern Young Woman’? A History of the Au Pair in Britain

  • Eleni Liarou
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)


The au pair has been all but written out of histories of domestic service and immigration in Britain; when au pairs are mentioned, it is only in passing with little historical explanation or contextualisation.1 The main reason for this gap in historiography lies in the fact that au pairs are regarded as neither economic migrants nor paid domestic workers.


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