The Second Global Carework Summit
June 9-11, 2019
Toronto, Ontario
The program is out! You can find it here.
The Carework Network is organizing a three-day conference to bring together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe.

Carework Network is an international organization of scholars and advocates who focus on the caring work of individuals, families, communities, paid caregivers, social service agencies and state bureaucracies. Care needs are shifting globally with changing demographics, disability movements, and climate change driven environmental crises. Our mission is to address critical issues related to carework, such as how identities influence carework; how inequality structures carework; how caring work is recognized and compensated; how state policies influence the distribution of care; working conditions of care; and whether and to what extent citizens have a right to receive, and a right to provide, care.  Scholars and advocates working on issues related to elder care, child care, health care, social work, education, political theory of care, social reproduction, work/family, disability studies, careworker health and safety, and related issues are encouraged to submit proposals.
The Carework Network welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines, advocacy and non-profit organizations, and public and private sector organizations. We also encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students.
Questions about the Global Summit may be directed to

Presented by the Carework Network in collaboration with

and the
“Changing Places: unpaid work in public spaces Project” at, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, Canada
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Co-sponsored in part by (more to come):
Department of Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Center for Women & Work, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
The College of Liberal Arts, Rollins College
Centre for Aging Research and Education, York University
Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut
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