Refereed publications


Op-Ed articles & Non-refereed Publications

  • Peng, Ito (2018). “Why Canadians should Care about Global Care Economy”, Op-Ed, Open Canada.Org: international affairs explained, 16 March 2018. .
  • Ito Peng Yi-Chun Chien. (2018). Not all in the same family: Diverging approaches to family policy in East Asia. Handbook of Child and Family Policy.
  • Ito Peng. (2017). Elderly Care Work and Migration: East and Southeast Asian Contexts. United Nations (Department of Economic and Social Affairs).
  • Ito Peng Susan Yeandle. (2017). Eldercare policies in East Asia and Europe: Mapping policy changes and variations and their implications. United Nations Women.
  • Ito Peng. (2017). Transnational Migration of Domestic and Care Workers in Asia Pacific. International Labour Organization (ILO).
  • Ito Peng. (2017). “Social policies and the care economy in Japan and South Korea: Taking stock of the opportunities and challenges for women’s economic empowerment”, Report to UN Commission on the Status of Women 61st Session, United Nations Headquarter. United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Ito Peng. (2017). Explaining Exceptionalities: Care and Migration Policies in Japan and South Korea. Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim.
  • Peng, Ito (2016). “Japan and its immigration policies are growing old”, East Asia Forum, June 7, 2016.
  • Ito Peng. (2016). The expansion of social care and reform: Implications for care workers in the Republic of Korea. Women, gender and work (Vol. 2). (2)
  • Ito Peng. (2016). How Welfare State Policy Contributes to Gender Equality and Inequality: A Comparative Perspective. Inequality and the Future of Canadian Society.
  • Yang, Kyung-Eun. (2016). Economic Integration or Segregation? Immigrant Women’s Labor Market Entrance and Their Support Service Utilization in South Korea. PhD thesis.
  • Ito Peng. (2015). The ‘New’ Social Investment Policies in Japan and South Korea. Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policy: A Critical Assessment.
  • Ito Peng Melissa Moiser. (2015). Toronto no wakamono ni miru Career to Kazokukeisei” (“Career and Family Formation Patterns of Toronto Youths). Kokusai Hikaku – Wakamono no Career: Nihon, Kankoku, Italia, Canada no koyo-gender.
  • Ito Peng Caitlin Cassie. (2015). Older Immigrant Women’s Health: From the Triple Jeopardy to Cultural Competency. Women’s Health: Intersections of Policy, Research and Practice. (2)
  • Ito Peng. (2014). Social Investment Policy in South Korea. Transformation of the Intimate and the Public in Asian Modernity.
  • Ito Peng. (2014). Kankoku no Shakai Toshi Seisaku. Shinmitsu-ken to Koyo-ken no Saikousei.

In progress

  • Chun, Jennifer, Ito Peng, Heidi Gottfried (eds.). Edited Volume in progress. The Global Migration of Gendered Care Work.
  • Davison, Jeremy and Ito Peng. “Problems of Multiculturalism: Immigration Policy Debates in Japan”.
  • Michel, Sonya and Ito Peng (eds.) Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim (Palgrave: forthcoming)
  • Peng, Ito. “Shaping and Reframing Care and Migration: with Focus on Asia Pacific.”
  • Peng, Ito and Yi-Chun Chien. “Cases from East Asia”, Handbook of Child and Family Policy, Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard (eds.), Edward Elgar.
  • Piper, Nicola (ed.). Special Journal Issue in Progress on Marriage Migration in Asia Pacific.
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Ito Peng


Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto

Nicola Piper, University of Sydney


UN Women, United Nation Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Kookmin University, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF), International Labour Organization ILO, Asian Research Center for the Intimate and Public Spheres (ARCIPS), Asia Research Institute – National University of Singapore NUS (ARI), and Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)


Jeremy Davison, Sarah Misu Lee, Yi-Chun Chien, and Catherine Cheng