The traditional family policy has been formed to support and maintain
"normal families" on the premise of separation of public and private spheres.
Moreover, family policy has focussed on preventing the disintegration of the
normal family, supporting problematic families passively, and solving family
problems in the boundary of the "family". However, the ongoing changes in
everyday life and the labor market in the global economic system in the
twenty-first century demand new views and approaches on family policy as
well as an alternative concept of "family".
In this paper, the background and characteristics of the changing family in
the twenty-first century are viewed as a challenge to the modern combination
of work and family, and the instability of the gender system and the nuclear
family. Based on such views, the transition to a radical thinking on the
concept of family and alternative paradigms of family policy will be explored.
This paper categorizes and analyzes the issues of family policies such as 1)
the separation of work and families; 2) the conflict of work and familyⅠ: the
competition of the motherhood right and the labor right; 3) the conflict of
work and familyⅡ: the change of intimacy and the void of care. Based on
these analyses, I suggest these policies beyond 'the family': 1) the reintegration
of work, families and local communities; 2) the extension of notion of the
family(household) redefining the border of the family as well as the diversity
of the family form 3) the spread and the institutionalization of care.
공·사 영역의 변화와 ‘가족’을 넘어서는 가족 정책(The change of the public/private spheres and family policies beyond 'the Family')
Seoul:Korea Women's Development Institute
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||여성연구(The Women's Studies):vol.68(no.1)|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Others|