A través de la lente de la maternidad soltera: una instantánea comparativa del impacto de las políticas neoliberales del estado del bienestar. Vivienda y empleo en las madres solteras de Reino Unido y de Suecia

Sue Cohen, Tove Samzelius

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2020.35.05


Este artículo estudia por qué las feministas que trabajan en una perspectiva integrada de género en el Reino Unido se han acostumbrado a mirar a Suecia para buscar cambios estructurales efectivos, y por qué en los últimos años los modelos suecos son deficientes, a la vez que ejemplifican un punto muerto cada vez mayor respecto a las limitaciones socioeconómicas que viven las familias monoparentales, siendo las madres migrantes las más marginalizadas. Si tomamos en cuenta tanto la investigación académica feminista como la investigación participativa llevada a cabo en Suecia y el Reino Unido durante muchos años en lo que concierne a las madres solteras, el estudio examina por qué la pobreza está más arraigada en el Reino Unido; cómo ambos países, de trayectorias neo liberales, en cuanto a las políticas de bienestar social, empleo y vivienda, son cada vez más similares y muestran resultados de exclusión; y cómo la situación de las madres solteras es una piedra angular en las persistentes variables de desigualdad y discriminación en ambos países. Consideramos que, si examinamos el bienestar social, la vivienda y las políticas de empleo desde la perspectiva de las familias monoparentales, el feminismo debe reformular estrategias basadas en la economía reproductiva no remunerada que favorezcan la independencia socioeconómica de los hogares encabezados por mujeres.

Palabras clave

Madres solteras; Reino Unido; Suecia; Análisis de género; Seguridad Social


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