Elder Care Allowances in Action : Missed Opportunities for Gender Transformation par Clémence Ledoux et Annie Dussuet

Clémence Ledoux et Annie Dussuet ont publié dans la revue French Politics une analyse de l’APA par le prisme de la sociologie du genre et des professions.

Abstract : This article analyses the formulation, adoption, implementation and evaluation of the Elder Care Allowance (APA) since 2001 at the national and departmental levels, with a fine-grained case study of implementation in one department. We show that despite elder care being highly feminized, this policy instrument was gender blind when it was put on the agenda and adopted. When it was implemented at the departmental level, the room for manoeuvre has not been used to reduce gender inequality, and at the national level, a recent movement to gender policy evaluation has not yet produced significant effects with regard to elder care. Thus, rather than transforming gender norms, it has led to a kind of gender accommodation that reflects existing gender relations.

Pour citer cet article : Clémence Ledoux et Annie Dussuet (2020), “Elder Care Allowances in Action : Missed Opportunities for Gender Transformation” ,  French Politics, 18, 71-92.


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