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Tafvelin, S., Keisu, B.-I. & Kvist, E. (2019). The Prevalence and Consequences of Intragroup Conflicts for Employee Well-Being in Women-Dominated Work. Human service organizations, management, leadership & governance
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Prevalence and Consequences of Intragroup Conflicts for Employee Well-Being in Women-Dominated Work
2019 (English)In: Human service organizations, management, leadership & governance, ISSN 2330-3131, E-ISSN 2330-314XArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined the prevalence and consequences of intragroup conflicts for well-being in three women-dominated occupations from a gender perspective. Using survey data from 1299 nurses, teachers, and social workers, we found that task conflict was the most common type of conflict but it was unrelated to well-being. Relationship conflict was negatively associated with vigor and positively associated with employee stress, burnout, and depression. Process conflicts were positively associated with depression. Our findings revealed that women and men in the same occupation experience intragroup conflicts in the same way. Organizations should therefore primarily reduce relationship conflicts to ensure employee well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
Intragroup conflict, employee well-being, women-dominated work
National Category
Gender Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Psychology; Sociology; gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163713 (URN)10.1080/23303131.2019.1661321 (DOI)000486854200001 ()
Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-09
Carbin, M., Overud, J. & Kvist, E. (2017). Feminism som lönearbete: om den svenska arbetslinjen och kvinnors frigörelse. Stockholm: Leopard förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminism som lönearbete: om den svenska arbetslinjen och kvinnors frigörelse
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2017. p. 157
Keywords
arbete, feminism, arbetskritik
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136813 (URN)978-91-7343-648-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Kritiska studier av jämställdhet - att teoritisera politik och praktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-22 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Overud, J., Kvist, E. & Sörensson, E. (2016). Lokala arbetsmarknadsstrategier, globala migrationsrörelser och statlig styrning i norrländsk glesbygd. In: Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud (Ed.), Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research. Paper presented at Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016 (pp. 138-139). Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lokala arbetsmarknadsstrategier, globala migrationsrörelser och statlig styrning i norrländsk glesbygd
2016 (Swedish)In: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, p. 138-139Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016
National Category
Gender Studies Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134386 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Conference
Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016
Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Kvist, E. & Overud, J. (2015). From Emancipation through Employment to Emancipation through Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of the Special Labor Market Initiatives (BRYT) and Tax Deduction for Domestic Services (RUT) in Sweden. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(3), 41-57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Emancipation through Employment to Emancipation through Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of the Special Labor Market Initiatives (BRYT) and Tax Deduction for Domestic Services (RUT) in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 41-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Debates on gender equality policy in Sweden assume that women’s labor market participation is central to gender equality and should be promoted via special initiatives and programs. This paper examines how gender equality discourses have changed over time, analyzing Swedish state labor market policy in the 1980s and 1990s, special labor market initiatives to eliminate gender segregation and encourage nontraditional gendered work choices, and contemporary state subsidies for paid domestic work (i.e., tax deduction for domestic services). Critically interpreting these reforms reveals consistencies and continuities in how labor market participation is viewed as the key promoter of gender equality, revealing transformations in how gender equality is understood and constructed. A transition is discernible from state-funded programs and reforms to governmental agencies/authorities and state subsidies to promote enterprise and the growth of specific labor market sectors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Roskilde Universitetsforlag, 2015
Keywords
gender equality, labor market, active labor market policy, domestic services, gender-segregated labor market
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Gender Studies History
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106667 (URN)10.19154/njwls.v5i3.4806 (DOI)000365864700004 ()
Projects
TITAN- Kritiska studier av jämställdhet - att teoritisera politik och praktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-5475
Available from: 2015-07-29 Created: 2015-07-29 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Andersson, K. & Kvist, E. (2015). The neoliberal turn and the marketization of care: the transformation of eldercare in Sweden. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 22(3), 274-287
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The neoliberal turn and the marketization of care: the transformation of eldercare in Sweden
2015 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 274-287Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The care for older and disabled people has been described as a core area of the Nordic model. The Nordic countries’ welfare model has also been described as women friendly, as women are not forced to make harder choices than men between work and family. The Swedish eldercare system has, during the last several decades, undergone significant changes. Previously, eldercare could be described as universal, meaning a publicly provided, comprehensive, high-quality service available to all citizens according to need and not based on the ability to pay. In later years transformation of eldercare has been influenced by neoliberal politics, which emphasize economic efficiency and cost reduction through competition. Eldercare has become a more diverse multidimensional system, and a private market for home-based eldercare has been created. The numbers of eldercare providers have increased considerably, and new ways of organizing eldercare have been established. In January 2009, the Act on System of Choice in the Public Sector was introduced (in Swedish: Lagen om valfrihetssystem [LOV]). The Act was supposed to provide an opportunity for interested municipalities and county councils to expose their publicly provided services to market competition, and to enable users to choose their providers. This article aims to illustrate how neoliberal reasoning dominated the policy process leading to adoption of the Act on System of Choice in the Public Sector. With the use of a discursive policy analysis the authors specifically explore how neoliberal logic dominated, and also how choice and equality were understood and interpreted in the policy process. They conclude that the neoliberal turn in eldercare claiming to centre on the individual choice of persons in need of care runs the risk of creating unequal care that decentres the eldercare worker and creates precarious work situations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015
Keywords
choice, eldercare, equality, gender, neoliberalism, Sweden, welfare state
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91697 (URN)10.1177/1350506814544912 (DOI)000358526400002 ()
Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-08-14 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Kvist, E. (2013). A booming market of precarious work: selling domestic services in women-friendly Sweden. In: Åsa Gunnarsson (Ed.), Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden (pp. 214-233). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A booming market of precarious work: selling domestic services in women-friendly Sweden
2013 (English)In: Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden / [ed] Åsa Gunnarsson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013, p. 214-233Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84666 (URN)9789170611377 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-14 Created: 2014-01-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Kvist, E. (2013). Inte bara rena hem: om att driva företag och organisera arbete inom den privata hushållstjänstebranschen. In: Anna Gavanas och Catharina Calleman (Ed.), Rena hem på smutsiga villkor?: Hushållstjänster, migration och globalisering (pp. 27-46). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inte bara rena hem: om att driva företag och organisera arbete inom den privata hushållstjänstebranschen
2013 (Swedish)In: Rena hem på smutsiga villkor?: Hushållstjänster, migration och globalisering / [ed] Anna Gavanas och Catharina Calleman, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013, p. 27-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66817 (URN)9799170611230 (ISBN)
Projects
Rena hem - rena arbeten?
Funder
FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 2010-0430
Available from: 2013-03-05 Created: 2013-03-05 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Kvist, E. (2012). Changing social organizations of care: a comparison of European policy reforms encouraging paid domestic work. European Journal of Ageing, 9(2), 111-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changing social organizations of care: a comparison of European policy reforms encouraging paid domestic work
2012 (English)In: European Journal of Ageing, ISSN 1613-9372, E-ISSN 1613-9380, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 111-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In many European countries different types of policy reforms intending to encourage growth in the domestic service sector have been introduced. The methods and reforms differ but mainly the reforms intend to stimulate growth of a ‘new’ legal labour market sector within private households. This potential growth sector in combination with insufficient or declining welfare states, inclining female labour market participation and ageing populations could be viewed as explanatory factors to the increased demand for domestic services. A growing amount of those performing paid domestic work in European homes are migrant women with or without papers. The aim of this article is to create a model that enables comparisons of these reforms, with a special focus on changing social organizations of care for elders, children and other dependent persons. Included in the analysis are Euro- pean countries that have introduced wide domestic service policy reforms as measurement to encourage growth in the domestic service sector, i.e. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and Sweden. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012
Keywords
Domestic service reforms, Tax credits, Cash for care, Domestic work, Gender, Organization of care
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54166 (URN)10.1007/s10433-012-0225-9 (DOI)000305216700003 ()
Funder
FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
Available from: 2012-04-17 Created: 2012-04-17 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, Å. & Kvist, E. (2011). Public expenditure for domestic work challenges Swedish gender equality. In: Equal is not enough: challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies. Conference Proceedings.. Paper presented at 2nd 'Equal is not enough' Conference, "Challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies", Antwerp (Belgium), 1-3 December 2010 (pp. 156-172). Antwerpen: Policy Research Centre on Equal opportunities, University of Antwerp – Hasselt University.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public expenditure for domestic work challenges Swedish gender equality
2011 (English)In: Equal is not enough: challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies. Conference Proceedings., Antwerpen: Policy Research Centre on Equal opportunities, University of Antwerp – Hasselt University. , 2011, p. 156-172Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In several European countries governments have used various forms of public expenditures to stimulate job growth in the domestic service sector. The reforms have mainly been incorporated into labour market policies with the specific aim of encouraging households to employ domestic workers. This raises several from a feminist perspective interesting questions about public expenditure and the relation between care work, family models and taxation in gender and welfare policies. In this article the conflicting interests of policies and legal principles concerning tax reform is shown, which could ultimately undermine general welfare and gender equality reforms. The Swedish experience is contrasted with the development of public expenditure for domestic services in other European countries. Concluding that the introduction of a tax credit for domestic services could be seen as a transformation of the Swedish dual-earner and dual-carer regime, towards a dual-earner regime where care is once again made invisible

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Antwerpen: Policy Research Centre on Equal opportunities, University of Antwerp – Hasselt University., 2011
Keywords
tax reform, domestic service, public expenditure, welfare policies, gender
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49841 (URN)
Conference
2nd 'Equal is not enough' Conference, "Challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies", Antwerp (Belgium), 1-3 December 2010
Projects
Challenging gender: Challenging Democracy and Justice
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C. & Kvist, E. (2011). Unfinished urban democracy?: The consequences of fear of violence for women’s citizenship. Paper presented at the 2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender 13 - 15 January 2011 Budapest, Hungary.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unfinished urban democracy?: The consequences of fear of violence for women’s citizenship
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53534 (URN)
Conference
the 2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender 13 - 15 January 2011 Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2012-03-30 Created: 2012-03-30 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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