Fiona Williams

is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy in the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities at the University of Leeds. She is co-editor of the journal Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, and has published widely on aspects of gender, race, migration and social policy, and on the political ethics of care.


The male breadwinner model of the welfare state has given way to the adult worker model, however care work continues to be left to migrant women, writes Fiona Williams. The privatisation of care favoured by contemporary policy means wages are forced down among a group least able to negotiate.

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