Aging Filipino Domestic Workers and the (In)Adequacy of Retirement Provisions in Canada

Aging Filipino Domestic Workers and the (In)Adequacy of Retirement Provisions in Canada

Aging Filipino Domestic Workers and the (In)Adequacy of Retirement Provisions in Canada

Aging Filipino Domestic Workers and the (In)Adequacy of Retirement Provisions in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [19487]

Ferrer, Ilyan. 2017. «Aging Filipino Domestic Workers and the (In)Adequacy of Retirement Provisions in Canada ». La revue canadienne du vieillissement / Canadian Journal on Aging, vol. 36, no 1, p. 15-29.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Cet article met l’accent sur les expériences de vieillissement des travailleurs domestiques philippins qui, en entrant à la retraite, se retrouvent dans l’économie secondaire et/ou souterraine, tout en fournissant et en recevant des soins de leurs conjoints, petits-enfants et membres locales ou transnationales [sic] de leur famille.» (p. 15)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Interviews were conducted from January to March 2013 with six Filipina respondents who had immigrated to Canada [in Montreal] under the Foreign Domestic Movement program.» (p. 18)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


General results show that «poverty that older Filipino domestic workers encounter as they approach their retirement; the necessity but insuf?ciency of the state’s retirement provisions; the need to ?nd work in the unreported labour market; and how caring labour is provided intergenerationally as a survival strategy.» (p. 15) More specifically, aspects regarding family show that «the dynamics within the intergenerational family unit, where most respondents took on caregiving roles to their grandchildren in order to extricate their adult children from childcare responsibilities. The constant caring labour provided by participants is emblematic of the gendered nature of caring labour throughout the life course; especially for women from the Global South.» (p. 26)