Care Economies in Context

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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.

Project Director (PI): Ito Peng

Ito Peng

Director

This global project explores paid and unpaid childcare, elder care, and sick and disabled care in nine 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.

This research project seeks to understand the organization and process of care economies in nine 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.

Along with an international team of academic researchers, this partnership involves representatives from key international and national policy and non-profit sector partners.

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.


Principal Project Participants

  • Melissa Milkie (Canada Team Lead)
  • Natalia Ramirez Bustamonte (Colombia Co-Lead)
  • Ana-Maria Tribin (Colombia Co-Lead)
  • Laura Ramirez Alfaro (Costa Rica Lead)
  • Isabella Aboderin (Kenya Team Lead)
  • Francesca Bettio (Italy Team Lead)
  • Dileni Gunewardena (Sri Lanka Lead)
  • Otgontugs Banzragc (Mongolia Lead)
  • Ki-Soo Eun (Korea Lead)
  • Maria Floro (macroeconomics Lead)
  • Latif Dramani (Senegal Team Lead)

The Care Economies in Context project consists of nine country teams and a team of macroeconomic experts.


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Research Findings

Country Profile: Care Economy in Costa Rica

3 July 2024

Research Findings

Country Profile: Care Economy in Senegal

1 February 2024

Academic Books and Articles Journal Articles

Demographic, health, and economic transitions and the future care burden

26 January 2024

Student Work Analytical Reflections

Cultural Views about Care

6 December 2023

Student Work Analytical Reflections

Medical Skills in Care

6 December 2023

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