Temporary international mobility, Family Timing, Dual Career and family democracy. A case of Swedish medical professionals

Migration Letters

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Title Temporary international mobility, Family Timing, Dual Career and family democracy. A case of Swedish medical professionals
 
Creator

Pettersson, Helena
 
Subject Ethnology
Sweden; medical professionals; highly skilled mobility; family; gender; parenthood
 
Description The article, based on 43 narrative interviews with Swedish physicians and molecular biologists, discusses family timing and family management as crucial factors in temporary international mobility of highly skilled professionals. In the narratives, the family often created a kind of inertia and complication for a prolonged period of working abroad. The interviewees dreams and wishes had to be negotiated with a partner pursuing his/her own career, as well as the rest of the family, and there were also a lot of logistics and practicalities to take care of. However, mobility was also regarded as an amazing opportunity for the whole familyto betogether andto learn about new cultural and social contexts. In several narratives, the temporary and thus parenthetic living abroad influenced the otherwise cherished ideals of dual careers,equalgender contract and a respectful parenthood.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor Wallenberg Foundation
Umea university
Stockholm university
 
Date 2018-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

research paper
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/949
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 1 (2018): SI: When Expatriation is a Matter of Family. Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriates Mobility; 99-111
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/949/662
 

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