Family Mobility

Family Mobility

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Family mobility decisions reveal much about how the public and private realms of social life interact and change. This sociological study explores how contemporary families reconcile individual membersa€™ career and education projects within the family unit over time and space, and unpacks the intersubjective constraints on workforce mobility. This Australian mixed methods study sampled Defence Force families and middle class professional families to illustrate how familiesa€™ educational projects are necessarily and deeply implicated in issues of workforce mobility and immobility, in complex ways. Defence families move frequently, often absorbing the stresses of moving through a€˜viscousa€™ institutions as private troubles. In contrast, the selective mobility of middle class professional families and their a€˜no go zonesa€™ contribute to the public issue of poorly serviced rural communities. Families with different social, material and vocational resources at their disposal are shown to reflexively weigh the benefits and risks associated with moving differently. The book also explore how priorities shift as children move through educational phases. The familiesa€™ narratives offer empirical windows on larger social processes, such as the mobility imperative, the gender imbalance in the familya€™s intersubjective bargains, labour market credentialism, the social construction of place, and the familya€™s role in the reproduction of class structure.Institutional conditions such as child-care opening hours and shift times produced the non-negotiable complications that ... Ingrid: military family, two parents, two children 1 Family day care is a child-care scheme where registered caregiversanbsp;...

Title:Family Mobility
Author:Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton, Paul Shield
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-08-21


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