Global Perspectives on Metrics, Governance, and Social Practices

How a Dashboard on the Care Economy Came to Be

A new project to describe the empirical dimensions of the care economy in the U.S. is now underway.

Can Child Care Legislation Increase Women’s Participation in the Paid Labor Force?

This comparative global analysis links to a paper with impressive empirical details and answers “Yes.”

Precarity and Care

Far from opposites, care and precarity are deeply entwined both etymologically and historically. Now, the increasing precarity created by current labor markets fosters a higher demand for care.

Carework Network Summit in Costa Rica

For the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown, the Carework Network convened an in-person summit — this time with a fully bilingual gathering of academics, activists, and policymakers in San José, Costa Rica.

Care Talk 2.0

Welcome to Care Talk 2.0! In February 2008, economist Nancy Folbre launched the original Care Talk blog to reflect on research and policies regarding paid and unpaid carework. Written in a style that made material accessible to journalists, policymakers, and students as well as more seasoned researchers, the blog began with a focus on how to measure the economic contributions of unpaid care, the limitations of commercial models for care provision, and the problems that plague US systems of care provision.

The Escalating Cost of Care Services

Price of three major care services–day care and preschool, nursing homes and adult daycare, and medical care services, have risen much faster since 1998 than the price of the “all items” basket of goods and services that serves as the primary benchmark for analysis of inflation

Working Papers Series

Caring Masculinities September 15, 2023, 12-2 PM ET

First Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Tracie Canada and Antonia Randolph, with commentaries by J. Malton and M. Wallace

Migrant Domestic Workers October 27, 2023 12-2pm ET

Second Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Valerie Francisco-Menchavez and Grazielle Valentim Figueredo, with commentaries by A. Paul and P. Banerjee

Carcerality & Care. November 17, 2023 12-2pm ET

Third Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Joseph Hiller and Katie Von Wald . Commentaries by M. Seigel

Queering Care December 1, 2023 10am-12pm ET

Fourth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Queering Care featuring Nora Kssner, Tankut and Edward Nadurata. Commentaries by P. Nicoli and P. Sigal

Alternative Care Networks January 26, 2024, 12-2 pm ET

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

Race, Health & Disability February 23, 2024 12-2 pm ET

Sixth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Race, Health & Disability featuring Jasper Conner and André Marega Pinhel. Commentaries by Mairead Sullivan and LaTonya Trotter

Visual Archive

Popular Economies

What alternative care strategies are emerging in popular economies? Here a graphic recording on the global panel economias populars

Transfeminist Strikes

Since 2016 transfeminist strikes spread out around the globe. Born as tools against gender violence they gained a momentum as coalitional and intersectional practices for reclaiming new forms of here. Here a graphic recording of the panel

Universal Basic Income & Post-Work

Past, present, and future of post-work approaches. Is the basic income a tool for imagining a post-work society? Here a graphic recording of the panel