Navigating strong and weak ties in the search of future paths
Karina Märcher Dalgas
products such as canned goods, tobacco and oil. Some au pairs come from households where both parents were unemployed, whilst others had a father working in low-income jobs such as a tricycle or jeepney driver, day labourer or mineworker. In a minority of the au-pair-sending families, both parents were employed. These were by far the most well off amongst my respondents.
According to a larger survey conducted by the Danish National Centre for Social Science, the Filipino au pairs have relatively high levels of education ( Liversage et al . 2013 : 17). This corresponds