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Motivácie Au pair migrácie zo Slovenska
Motivations of Au pair migration from Slovakia

Author(s): Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Ústav etnológie a sociálnej antropológie Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: au pair; migration; paid domestic labour

Summary/Abstract: Existing studies explain au-pairing as an economic strategy used by East-European women to cope with post-socialist transformation. The aim of this paper is to broaden this interpretation arguing that when becoming au pair, young Slovaks engage with postsocialist transformation more complexly, not only on economical level. In particular the confrontation with postsocialism and importance of experiences and skills ascribed to the West challenge traditional creation of life projects in the area.

  • Issue Year: 55/2007
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 442-456
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Slovak