Seen, heard and counted : rethinking care in a development context /Series: Development and change special issuesPublisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) 2012Description: xii, 263 p. : illISBN: 1444361538; ; 9781444361537Subject(s): Work And Family Cross-cultural Studies | Child Care Research | Mothers Employment - Developing Countries | Caregivers Cross-cultural Studies | Sexual Division Of Labour Developing Countries | Developing Countries Social Policy | Family Policy Developing Countries | Informal Sector (economics) | Working Mothers | Carers | Service Provision | Social Services | Unpaid Work In The HomeDDC classification: 362.7 SEE
Originally published as Volume 42, Issue 4 of Development and Change." Includes bibliographical references and index
With two decades of research behind it, the "invisible economy" of care is a critical area of scientific enquiry and policy action. However, far from being global, much of the public debate has been limited to advanced industrialized countries. There is extensive scholarly conversation about the care dimensions of Europe's welfare regimes, for example. Meanwhile, governments in developing countries?where economic restructuring raises perennial concerns about social reproduction, and women's increasing burdens of unpaid care work - are experimenting with new ways of responding to care needs in their societies. Contributors from a wide range of backgrounds extend our understanding of the care economy in the developing world at a moment when existing systems are under strain and new ideas are coming into focus. Empirically grounded case studies of countries as diverse as China, Nicaragua, India and South Africa shed new light both on existing care arrangements and changing policies. This book offers important insights about what it will mean to provide dignified care in the twenty-first century. ; Contents: 1.Rethinking Care in a Development Context: An Introduction / Shahra Razavi -- 2.The Good, the Bad and the Confusing: The Political Economy of Social Care Expansion in South Korea / Ito Peng -- 3.South Africa: A Legacy of Family Disruption / Francie Lund -- 4.Harsh Choices: Chinese Women's Paid Work and Unpaid Care Responsibilities under Economic Reform / Xiao-yuan Dong -- 5.A Widening Gap? The Political and Social Organization of Childcare in Argentina / Eleonor Faur -- 6.Who Cares in Nicaragua? A Care Regime in an Exclusionary Social Policy Context / Koen Voorend -- 7.A Perfect Storm? Welfare, Care, Gender and Generations in Uruguay / Jorge Papadopulos -- 8.Stratified Familialism: The Care Regime in India through the Lens of Childcare / N. Neetha -- 9.Putting Two and Two Together? Early Childhood Education, Mothers' Employment and Care Service Expansion in Chile and Mexico / Roberto Gerhard -- 10.Going Global: The Transnationalization of Care / Nicola Yeates.