chapter  9
Ethnomoralities of care
ByAgnieszka Radziwinowiczówna, Anna Rosińska, Weronika Kloc-Nowak
Pages 7

The concluding chapter summarizes the findings in respect to ethnomoralities and presents synthetically the diversities within and between care beliefs, intentions, arrangements. Within care beliefs, researchers have documented a stronghold of an informal family care model, still the most important point of reference both for elderly Poles and for their migrating children. Within intentions, there is a greater diversity, with many migrants negotiating personal care commitments but declaring other forms of care provision. Within care arrangements, multiple actors and four basic types of care arrangements are discussed, within each of which many forms of care are employed. The chapter also discusses other emerging factors diversifying ethnomorality into ethnomoralities – regional, including policy-specific, gender, socioeconomic status, intergenerational solidarity in different families. It also explains how the concept of ethnomorality of care and its research methodology can be used for exploring types of care other than elderly care (like ethnomorality of child care) and with respect to families that do not experience migration. A brief conclusion offers an outlook on the future in regard to the imminent Brexit and demographic processes in Poland.