Revaluing Care in the Global Economy
Global Perspectives on Metrics, Governance, and Social Practices
A recent book reckons with the “moral bargain” that provides protections for some at the expense of others.
The posts in this forum on visas for immigrant careworkers explore possibilities for policies that afford full labor protections and social inclusion for a system that serves both the providers and recipients of care.
Temporary visa programs leave participants at the mercy of their employers, and therefore susceptible to abuse. Home care workers hoping to enforce their rights have two options: complain to the Department of Labor or pursue private litigation
Working Papers Seminars
The experiment of sharing research continues. One or two presenters share original unpublished papers beforehand and two respondents offer insights and reflections. Working papers seminars series are open to the general public upon signing up
Fourth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Queering Care featuring Nora Kassner, Tankut and Edward Nadurata. Commentaries by Pedro Augusto Gravatá Nicoli and Anjali Arondekar
Fifth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Alternative Care Networks featuring Jieun Cho, Elizabeth Olson and Leiha Edmonds. Commentaries by Tatjana Thelen and Kim England
Sixth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Race, Health & Disability featuring Jasper Conner and André Marega Pinhel. Commentaries by Mairead Sullivan and LaTonya Trotter
Working Papers Blog
Even with new labor protections in place, Massachusetts au pairs still find themselves vulnerable due to the lack of agency supervision and the program’s emphasis on family membership and “cultural exchange.”
Before, during the COVID-19 era, and continued to today, Filipino care workers are at the frontlines of assisted living facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) and as personal attendants to chronically ill and differently abled people in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Because the caregiving industry has stagnated as an under resourced sector of American healthcare, the care workers within it suffer from a host of labor violations. Yet, caregivers have innovated their ability to care for one another.