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Citoyenneté sociale et reconnaissance du « care ». Nouveaux défis pour les politiques sociales


  • Ai-Thu Dang
  • Marie-Thérèse Letablier


The aim of this paper is twofold. To begin, the paper analyses the theoretical aspects of social citizenship in relation to the recognition of ?care? and in a gender perspective. We emphasize the implications for social policies. Next, we examine how the question of recognition of ?care? arose in France. It is argued that the French regime of social citizenship oscillates between familialism and individualism on the one hand and is caracterised by both a process of familialization and defamilialization on the other hand. Finally, this contradictory evolution does not mean the ending of the maternalist strand of French social policies. JEL classification: I38, J22, Z13.

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  • Ai-Thu Dang & Marie-Thérèse Letablier, 2009. "Citoyenneté sociale et reconnaissance du « care ». Nouveaux défis pour les politiques sociales," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(2), pages 5-31.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_109_0005

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    social citizenship; recognition of care; gender; social policies;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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