Care Work, Animated

12 December 2018

Invited by Professor Smita Ramnarain, once a student of mine here at UMass, I agreed to participate in an Honors Colloquium at the University of Rhode Island last October.

Care, Affluence, and Development

11 December 2018

I am gearing up to attend the annual meetings of the Indian Society of Labour Economics in Mumbai, with support from the Canadian International Development Research Centre.

Try, Try, Try Again

27 November 2018

On the referendum in Maine to create the Universal Home Care Program

After the Care Crisis

26 November 2018

The opening question of a conference titled “After the Care Crisis” at the University of Pennsylvania on November 15 and 16 2018, was “What would an equitable relationship among care workers, employers, and society look like?” unique in bringing scholars and activists together.

The Carebot Conundrum

26 November 2018

I am so much in favor of good care technology, but the risk of bad technology seems to be growing.

The World Bank, Getting Careless

27 October 2018

The World Development Report 2019 purports to explore the changing nature of work in the global economy.


27 October 2018

Guy Standing’s arguments for a universal basic income (UBI) as a way of protecting The Precariat

Bad Air, Costly Care

27 October 2018

On the nexus between environmental degradation and care costs.

The Tyranny of (Some) Metrics

16 October 2018

This new book by Jerry Z. Muller (Princeton University Press, 2018) does a great job explaining what happens when policy makers rely too heavily on simplistic measures of performance.

The ILO on Care Work and Care Workers

14 October 2018

On wages, working conditions and future shortages in paid care employment.

Global Centre of Excellence on Gender Statistics

13 October 2018

The first thing I want to say is I love the logo, which I have just sketched here. It’s so… feminine.

Developing Care

11 October 2018

A committment by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada