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date: 20 September 2019

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This article takes a look at care, which is a highly centered and contested concept, and focuses on industrialized countries that have established welfare states. The first section presents a definition of care along with several conceptions of care. The second section focuses on the care dimension of welfare states and the different policy responses. The third section explains these policy responses, specifically on gender relations, the politics of care, and the economics of care. The article ends with a discussion of care in the European Union, international globalizations, and global migrations.

Keywords: care, welfare states, care dimension, policy responses, gender relations, European Union, international globalizations, global migrations

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