|WATCH Building a Caring Economy|
Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute (4 February 2021)
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has made us aware of an acute crisis of care that lies at the heart of global inequalities. Care has long been marginalised and neglected as a central part of our economy. It’s a crisis not just of care workers but moves from the intimate domain of our households to global planetary care itself. This event delved into the questions: What is this crisis of care, how should we think about care, and what can be done to make care more central to what we value?
This event featured Madeleine Bunting (Author; former Guardian columnist and associate editor), Professor Diane Elson (Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Essex) and Professor Lynne Segal (Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, Birkbeck, University of London). This event was chaired by Dr Alpa Shah and forms part of the III Global Economies of Care research theme.
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