Labor

Legacies of the 1965 US Immigration Reforms 

21 October 2023

The 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration and Naturalization Act severely curtailed immigration of care workers to the United States, creating a significant care deficit in many families.

Caregiving at the Crossroads of Labor and Immigration Law

21 October 2023

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

Guestworkers or Culture Ambassadors? The US Au Pair Program 

21 October 2023

Caught up between the ambiguous migration regulations of family membership and cultural exchange, au pairs find themselves in precarious positions concerning their paid and unpaid labor

Canada’s “Citizens in Waiting” 

21 October 2023

Canada’s vaunted path to citizenship for care workers is seriously flawed. 

Injustice in Temporary Migrant Care Worker Programs

21 October 2023

Employment law’s limited view of the migrant care worker merely as an employee defies Immigration law’s acknowledgement of the social need of care workers. By characterizing migrant care workers as isolated employees, Temporary Foreign Worker Programs dissociate care workers from their own social relationships.

The Uncaring Rewards of Paid Care

11 October 2023

Field research conducted in Teeside in northeast England highlights the links between precarity and low pay for workers providing long-term care.

How a Dashboard on the Care Economy Came to Be

18 September 2023

The Care Board will provide a dashboard of comprehensive statistics on the U.S. care economy built from the vantage point of caregivers.

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

3 September 2023

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

3 September 2023

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.

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

24 August 2023

Second Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Valerie Francisco-Menchavez and Grazielle Valentim, with commentaries by Anju Mary Paul and Pallavi Banerjee

Community Economies, April 19, 10-12 ET

9 August 2023

Seventh Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Alioscia Castronovo and Lina Penati Ferreira. Commentaries by Lindsay Naylor & AbdouMaliq Simone.