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Intergenerational Ambivalence and Family Exchanges: Exploring Grandparent Childcare in Hong Kong and East Asia

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posted on 2017-09-28, 02:07 authored by KA WING LO
This thesis documents grandparent childcare arrangements in contemporary East Asian families and explores the family processes and dynamics involved in care work. This study explores Hong Kong families’ first-hand experiences of the interplay of policy support and household care provision for pre-school children. It focuses on grandparent childcare in working parents’ childcare arrangements. It contributes to the evolving discussion on the ethics of care by looking at both the actual practices and values of childcare arrangements in intergenerational familial relationships.


Principal supervisor

JaneMaree Maher

Additional supervisor 1

Jo Lindsay

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Arts