Care Economy: An Outline of a New Research Project

Seminar, April 30th 2018 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
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LIEPP's Socio-fiscal Policies Research Group is glad to invite you to the lunch-seminar:

Care Economy: An Outline of a New Research Project


 Monday, April 30th 2018
12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
LIEPP's seminar Room
254 bvd Saint-Germain, 75 007 Paris

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ito peng

    Ito PENG

    Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
    Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy

     "Care Economy: An Outline of a New Research Project"  



Care economy refers to the sector of economic activities, both paid and unpaid, related to the provisions of social and material care, including care of children, the elderly and the disabled, health care, education, and as well, financial and other personal services, all of which contribute to nurturing and supporting the present and future populations. While the expansion of the care economy is evident across the OECD world, their forms and modalities vary significantly across regions. In this presentation I show four different forms of care economies – in East Asia, Europe and North America – and ask: 1) why do we see different types of care economies across different regions of the world; and 2) what are the factors/variables that can account for their differences, and how do they contribute to the diverse outcomes. I provide a tentative conceptual approach and methodology to address these research questions, and discuss an opportunity for a potential collaborative international research project.


Nathalie Morel 
Assistant Professor LIEPP/CEE 
Co-director of Socio-fiscal Policies Research Group