Care Economies in Context

Care Economies in Context is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Open Society Foundations, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the University of Toronto. This global project explores paid and unpaid childcare, elder care, and sick and disabled care in eight countries around the world. How care is organized impacts our entire economic and social system as well as every individual within it; it intersects with gender, age, migration and citizenship status, and racial and socio-economic inequality. Along with an international team of academic researchers, this partnership involves representatives from key international and national policy and non-profit sector partners.

This research project seeks to understand the organization and process of care economies in eight countries across four global regions and the effects of different institutions, cultures, and social and economic policies in shaping them. It will use this knowledge to develop gender-aware macroeconomic theories and models for policy development and analysis.