This chapter is concerned with the ideological construct of ‘good motherhood’, which seems to be a heavy burden for working migrant mothers from the post-socialist states. As circular migrants, they leave their home (temporarily) and seek employment abroad as caregivers in order to provide for their children and families. Their outward-bound mobility proves to be inconsistent with post-transition discourses on motherhood, and they are caught in dilemmas. Based on interviews with Polish and Ukrainian care migrants, I will analyze the meaning of ‘good motherhood’ for these women and demonstrate how a globalizing discourse on ‘good motherhood’ ideology impedes decent mothering practices.
‘Good Motherhood’ – A Dilemma for Migrant Women from Eastern Europe
What Racism Costs Us All
Joseph Losavio. “What Racism Costs Us All.” IMF. September 2020. https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/fandd/issues/2020/09/the-economic-cost-of-racism-losavio.
The Economic Cost of Gender-Based Discrimination in Social Institutions
Gaëlle Ferrant and Alexandre Kolev. “The economic cost of gender-based discrimination in social institutions.” OECD Development Centre. June 2016.