Work-life balance for transnational skilled workers in Sweden

Ivana, G.-I. (2020) Work-life balance for transnational skilled workers in Sweden. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 14(2), pp. 64-80. (doi: 10.13169/workorgalaboglob.14.2.0064)

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In the context of globalisation, increased mobility and transnational travelling, long-distance friendships, romantic partnerships and family ties are becoming more and more common. Against this backdrop, this article focuses on highly skilled employees coming from Romania to Sweden and how they construct their work-life balance there. It analyses the work-life systems of highly skilled migrants in relation both to their co-present and long-distance bonds and overreliance on work networks of contacts, as well as investigating the relation between a particular work-life balance and highly skilled transnational workers' adoption of serial or circular migration. In doing so, this research asks how the work-life balance of highly skilled migrants can be understood from a life-course standpoint. The originality of this article comes from the interest in the work-life of transnational workers of both genders and of different family configurations, when most research on the topic of work-life balance still focuses almost exclusively on women and tensions between professional demands and traditional family lives.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ivana, Dr Greti-Iulia
Authors: Ivana, G.-I.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
Publisher:Pluto Journals
ISSN (Online):1745-6428
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Greta-Iulia Ivana
First Published:First published in Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation 14(2): 64-80
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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