‘Keeping the children close and the daughters closer.’ Is family housing support in Greece gendered?
A new article from IUR researcher Myrto Dagkouli–Kyriakoglou titled ‘Keeping the children close and the daughters closer.’ Is family housing support in Greece gendered?, has been published by the European Journal of Women’s Studies.
The welfare regime of Southern Europe, and Greece in particular, does not adequately cover the needs of its citizens. On the contrary, and within this context, family welfare has to be much more efficient. Moreover, the support received from the family imposes a sense of reciprocity, as receivers are expected to be givers in the future. This reciprocity is assisted mainly by the female members of the kin, defining to a degree their housing practices. Data for this paper is derived from a wider research project investigating young people’s housing practices and family strategies through in-depth interviews in Athens, Greece. Bringing gender to the fore, it explores how the housing provision from family is impacted by the receivers’ gender role in connection to family welfare obligations.