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Tafvelin, S., Keisu, B.-I. & Kvist, E. (2020). The Prevalence and Consequences of Intragroup Conflicts for Employee Well-Being in Women-Dominated Work. Human service organizations, management, leadership & governance, 44(1), 47-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Prevalence and Consequences of Intragroup Conflicts for Employee Well-Being in Women-Dominated Work
2020 (English)In: Human service organizations, management, leadership & governance, ISSN 2330-3131, E-ISSN 2330-314X, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 47-62Article 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.

Practitioner Points:

● Not all types of conflicts at work are destructive. Some types of conflict may in fact be a good thing!

● Task conflict is the most common type of conflict in women-dominated workplaces, but it does not impair employee well-being. Instead, the contesting of ideas may lead to nuanced decisions.

● Managers in women-dominated workplaces should pay close attention to, and try to resolve, relationship conflicts as they may reduce employee well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
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: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Kvist, E. (2020). Who's there?: Inclusive growth, ‘white rurality’ and reconstructing rural labour markets. Journal of Rural Studies, 73, 234-242
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who's there?: Inclusive growth, ‘white rurality’ and reconstructing rural labour markets
2020 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 73, p. 234-242Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The rural Swedish north is under reconstruction. The challenges of living and working in the region are dealt with through the regional growth policy area. In this article, the applications that received funds from the EU's regional structural funding programme directed towards the Swedish north are studied. Distributions of such funds are, of course, evaluated and audited by all established rules and regulation. Evaluations that every year conclude that labour market sectors that traditionally employ women get less funding than sectors that employ men and that no significant change in this pattern has been seen over the years. How can this be understood? The funded projects applications are thematically structured using topic modelling, and after that, analysed using deconstructive policy analysis to understand how different subject positions are discursively constructed in the implementation of the regional growth policy. Concluding that, despite the high ambition, the policy that is supposed to enable opportunities for everyone to live and earn a living throughout the entire country, risks instead of being part of recreating established norms and

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
rural, gender, labour market, policy, regional
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
gender studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166633 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.11.005 (DOI)000513986600022 ()2-s2.0-85075888553 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SGO14-1180:1
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-03-12Bibliographically approved
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
gender studies
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: 2020-01-24Bibliographically 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: 2020-01-24Bibliographically 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
gender studies
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: 2020-01-24Bibliographically 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
gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91697 (URN)10.1177/1350506814544912 (DOI)000358526400002 ()
Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-08-14 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically 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: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Overud, J. & Kvist, E. (2013). Gender equality through full employment: an intersectional analysis of the special labour market initiatives of BRYT and RUT in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at the 2013 ECPG Conference, Barcelona, Spain, March 21-23, 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender equality through full employment: an intersectional analysis of the special labour market initiatives of BRYT and RUT in Sweden
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101539 (URN)
Conference
the 2013 ECPG Conference, Barcelona, Spain, March 21-23, 2013
Available from: 2015-04-01 Created: 2015-04-01 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically 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)978-91-7061-123-0 (ISBN)
Projects
Rena hem - rena arbeten?
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-0430
Available from: 2013-03-05 Created: 2013-03-05 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically 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
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2012-04-17 Created: 2012-04-17 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Projects
Clean homes - pure work? - job growth in private service sector [2010-00430_Forte]; Umeå UniversityFeminist Studies on Taxation and Budgeting (FemTax) [RS10-1294:1_RJ]; Umeå UniversityFrom state governance to private entrepreneurship? The restructuring of labour market policy and its effects on women in sparsely populated areas [SGO14-1180:1_RJ]; Umeå University; Publications
Kvist, E. (2020). Who's there?: Inclusive growth, ‘white rurality’ and reconstructing rural labour markets. Journal of Rural Studies, 73, 234-242
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