Project duration: 
2012 - 2014

Demographic transformations currently taking place in European societies, including the Czech Republic, lead to a de cit of available care for the elderly. Eldercare is currently provided mainly in the informal sector, and more often by women than men. Persons performing day-to-day care have to deal with competing obligations and are at a greater risk of social exclusion. Expectations placed on potential care-givers by di erent normative systems are often contradictory. The aim of the project is to analyse how the issue of elderly care is framed in public and political debates in the CR; what the experiences that constitute caregiving of Czech women for their elderly family members are (including conicts, negotiations, values, and recognition); and how caregivers experiences and interpretations, their practical models of care and care ethics interact with the political claims and discursive framings of public actors. The project combines the methodology of political discourse and the constructivist version of the grounded theory (with the technique of in-depth interviews).

Principal investigator: 
intergenerational relations
age and ageing
Grant agency: 
Czech Science Foundation (GACR)