Shifting boundaries of paid and unpaid work: cross national perspectives

    Project Details


    The overall purpose of the study is to conduct a comparative, cross-national, study of care-work in modern European welfare states. Different types of payments for care have different implications for the organisation of paid or unpaid care, on the commodification of care, employer-employee relationships in care or labour market implications. Qualitative research interviews and quantitative data will be used to investigate these issues.

    Financing body

    Commission of the European Communities
    Effective start/end date1/01/0130/09/01

    Collaborative partners

    • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
    • University of Milano-Bicocca (Project partner)
    • Sheffield Hallam University (Project partner)
    • Ecole Nationale de la Santé Publique (Project partner)
    • ITS Nijmegen (Project partner)
    • University of Southampton, Department of Sociology and Social Policy (Project partner)

    Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

    • 509012 Social policy