Research Snap: Rachel Zhou

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Role of Time in Shaping the Caregiving Experiences of Chinese Grandparents and Skilled Immigrant Mothers in Canada

When Chinese skilled immigrant mothers cannot balance care time and work/settlement time, grandparents often assume the caregiving role despite how it disrupts their traditional experiences of aging. From a temporal perspective, these childcare experiences of Chinese skilled immigrant families in Canada are stories about time. An exploration of these stories demonstrates how different temporal frameworks intersect and conflict, and helps shed light on the dominance of capitalism-oriented temporalities and the challenges and inequalities this incurs in the context of transnational human migration.

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