Global Carework Summit 2019

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Carework Network Summit
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Date(s) - 09/06/2019 - 11/06/2019
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University of Toronto


The Carework Network is organizing a 2nd three-day conference to bring together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe.

The Carework Network is an international organization of scholars and advocates who focus on the caring work of individuals, families, communities, paid caregivers, social service agencies and state bureaucracies. Care needs are shifting globally with changing demographics, disability movements, and climate change driven environmental crises. Our mission is to address critical issues related to carework, such as how identities influence carework; how inequality structures carework; how caring work is recognized and compensated; how state policies influence the distribution of care; working conditions of care; and whether and to what extent citizens have a right to receive, and a right to provide, care. Scholars and advocates working on issues related to elder care, child care, health care, social work, education, political theory of care, social reproduction, work/family, disability studies, careworker health and safety, and related issues are encouraged to submit proposals.

Keynote Speakers

Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto. She held a CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research, and has published on a wide variety of issues related to long-term care, health care policy, and women’s health. She has co-authored and co-edited such books as Troubling Care: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practices, Shaping Academe for the Public Good, Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada: Women’s health: Intersections of Research, Policy and Practice, They Deserve Better: The Long-term Care Experience in Canada and Scandinavia, A Place to Call Home: Long-term Care in Canada, Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services and Wasting Away, The Undermining of Canadian Health Care.

Juliana Martínez Franzoni

Juliana Martínez Franzoni is Full Professor at the University of Costa Rica. She conducts research on social policy formation and socioeconomic and gender inequality in Latin America. During the past five years she has been a Fulbright scholar and a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (US), DesiguALdades-net (Germany), CIEPP (Argentina), and the University of Austin (US). Her most recent articles were published in Social Politics (2017) Latin American Research Review (2014) and ECLAC Review (2014). Her most recent book, written with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, is The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She combines her academic work with policy advocacy and expert advice to governments and international organizations like UN Women and the UN Development Program (UNDP).


Early registration deadline is March 15th. After that date cost of registration for the summit will increase by 15% to 20%.
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