Roundtable: Not Everyone has ‘Helpers’
Join us at AWARE on 20 November 2014 to discuss how “work-life balance” as a problem is handled across class lines.
“Work-life balance” as a public problem has come to the fore in Singapore as in other developed countries. Women’s capacities to balance wage-earning and caregiving has received a great deal of attention.
In Singapore, research has focused on the norms among middle-to-high income families that heavily involve foreign domestic workers and grandmothers. Less attention has been paid to the families and women for whom these are not viable options, and for whom “work-life balance” is a problem they lack privilege to discuss.
Date: Thursday, 20 November, 2014
Location: AWARE Centre
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Speaker: Teo You Yenn, associate professor in the Division of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University. Her book, Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society, was published by Routledge in 2011. Apart from her academic work, she volunteers at AWARE and is currently serving her third term as a Board Member.