Covid-19 & Everyday Family Life

Impossible choices for low-income essential workers with young children

With the reopening of schools last week, and as debates about the safety and concerns of teachers and pupils continue, we reflect on how caregiving during the pandemic has deepened…

Symposium on Childcare at Transforming Care Conference

I will be hosting a symposium at the upcoming Transforming Care Virtual Conference. This symposium examines the state’s response to the care for young children during the pandemic and the…

Adding insult to injury: When you’re a womxn and a caregiver, you’re not a citizen

By denying womxn access to the Covid-19 social relief grant when they are also receiving child support grants for the children in their care, the state is making its position…

Covid-19 emergency child support grants need flexibility to accommodate fluid caregiving

Covid-19 emergency relief child support grants are tied to a ‘primary caregiver’ model of childcare. But in South Africa, where family relations are often fluid and childcare…

Sidla imbuya ngothi (We are very poor): Child Support Grants and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic will deepen existing glaring racial disparities among children. We know already that children’s access to resources varies dramatically by race.

Family dynamics in multi-generational households during Covid-19

How do multi-generational families adjust when Covid-19 enters a household through illness or economic loss? How are patterns of care and financial support transformed and what conflicts emerge?

Women-headed households and Covid-19

In the second instalment of a three-part series, Elena Moore looks at multi-generational households headed by women in employment. The first article examined the possible impact of Covid-19 on old…

Old age grants hold together many a household

In a three-part series on the dynamics of Covid-19 on care and money within households, Professor Elena Moore unpacks thorny issues in intergenerational relationships, responsibilities and obligations. She outlines care-giving…

Intergenerational Relationships & Care in Families

Editorship Journal Special Issue

Social Protection, Intergenerational Relationships and Conflict in South Africa 2019.
Special Issue of Critical Social Policy (Co-edited with Jeremy Seekings).  Vol 39(4)

Journal Articles

Financing Social Reproduction:  Women’s responsibilities in financing and undertaking household social reproduction in multigenerational households in South Africa.
Revue internationale des études du développement. Care, inégalités et politiques aux Suds. Special Issue on Care, Inequalities and Policies in the Global South]. 242 (2)
Moore, E (2020)

Consequences of Social Protection on Intergenerational Relationships in South Africa.
Critical Social Policy. Vol 39(4) 513-524
Moore E and Seekings J (2019)

“South Africa’s Hybrid Care Regime: The changing and contested roles of individuals, families and the state after apartheid.”
Current Sociology, Special Issue: “Global Sociology of Care and Care Work”: 66(4) 602–616
Button, K., Moore, E., & Seekings, J. (2018)

Kinship, market and state in the provision of care in South Africa.
Soziale Welt. Sonderband 20, Nomos: Baden-Baden. 435—451.
Seekings, J., & Moore, E. (2014)

Customary Law And Family Matters

Journal Articles

Divorce, Emotion Work and Personal Lives

Book chapters

Intimacy as Democracy and the Notion of Autonomy in Irish Divorcees’ Narratives’ In Ryan-Flood, R. (Ed.) Gender and Intimacy in Contemporary Ireland. London: Routledge
Moore, E. (2017).

Journal Articles

Delaying Divorce: Pitfalls of Restrictive Divorce Requirements.
Journal of Family Issues. 37(16) 2265–2293
Moore, E. (2016)

From Traditional to Companionate Marriages: Women’s changing experience of divorce.
Families, Relationships and Societies. 1(3) 345-360.
Moore, E. (2012)

Paternal Banking and Maternal Gatekeeping: Gendered Practices in Post-Divorce Families.
Journal of Family Issues. 33(6) 745-772.
Moore, E. (2012)

Renegotiating Roles Post-Divorce: A decisive break from tradition?
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. 53(5) 402-419.
Moore, E. (2012)

Divorce and Intergenerational Support: Comparing the Perceptions of Divorced Adults and Their Parents.
Journal of Comparative Family Studies. 43(2) 261-279.
Moore, E., Timonen, V., Dwyer, C., & Doyle, M. (2012)

“We have all moved on”: How Grandparents Cope with their Adult Child’s Relationship Breakdown.
Families, Relationships and Societies. 1(2) 223-243.7.
Dwyer, C., Doyle, M., Moore, E., Timonen, V. (2012)

Divorce and Stigma in Ireland: How the law and other social institutions shape the experience of stigma.
Irish Journal of Family Law. 14(3) 64-71.
Moore, E. (2011)