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Rethinking Care in a Development Context

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Contributors analyze the care economy in the developing world, at a moment when existing systems are under strain and new ideas are coming into focus.Offers the first global, regionally diverse study of the "invisible economy" of care, including case studies from diverse regional contexts of Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaFrames the debate on care and highlights policy experimentation and ideas ...
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Contributors analyze the care economy in the developing world, at a moment when existing systems are under strain and new ideas are coming into focus.Offers the first global, regionally diverse study of the "invisible economy" of care, including case studies from diverse regional contexts of Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaFrames the debate on care and highlights policy experimentation and ideas currently in flux Includes new research and data on developing countries, showing how, where care options for the socially disadvantaged are limited, failing to socialize the costs of care exacerbates existing inequalitiesComes at a moment when, if not yet marked by a generalized care crisis, the world's existing systems are under strain and in need of rethinkingFeatures introductory chapters that set out the conceptual framework and findings on individual country studies, and a concluding chapter that draws out the transnational dimensions of care

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Veröffentlicht 2012, von Shahra Razavi bei John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 978-1-118-29728-5
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Reihe: Development and Change Special Issues
208 Seiten

Über Shahra Razavi

Shahra Razavi is Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). She specializes in the gender dimensions of social development, with a particular focus on livelihoods and social policy. Her recent books include The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization: Towards "Embedded Liberalism"? (2009) and Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Gendered Structure of 'the Social', edited with Shireen Hassim (2006).


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