RETHINKING GENDER, RETHINKING MIGRATION: Work-life balance in the Polish migrant families
settled in Norway

Paula Pustułka 1, Magdalena Ślusarczyk 2
1 - University of Social Sciences and Humanities
2 - Jagiellonian University
2016; 17 (3):
ICID: 1231703
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
The paper discusses the notions of maintaining work-life balance (WLB) as evidenced in
the interviews with Polish family migrants in Norway. After presenting an overview of the
WLB scholarship, we analyse the empirical material collected for the Transfam project. By
looking at the migrants’ narratives on striking the right balance between work and family
in the mobility context, we use the intersections of gender, welfare and care as paramount
for explain how the Polish couples in Norway discuss the reduced demands of paid employment
for the sake of childcare and time for a family at home.

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