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

The Second Global Carework Summit

June 9-11, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario

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.

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Learn about the first Global Carework Summit held in 2017.

2019 Summit Program

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    • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Early Career Researchers/Postdoc Workshop (private invitation only)
    • 2-3 p.m.: New Scholars and Doctoral Associates Presentations
      • *The above pre-conference events are sponsored by the Gender, Migration and the Work of Care Project.
    • 1-3:30 p.m.: Walking Tour: A Worker’s History of Spadin - Meet at Hart House
    • 5-8 p.m.: Welcome Reception / Keynote - Great Hall
    • Keynote Panel: Global Policy and the Care Economy: A Discussion of the International Labour Organization report on Care Work and the Future of Decent Work
      • Panelists:
        • Laura Addati, International Labour Organization, Italy
        • Eleonor Faur, Universidad Nacional de General San Martin, Argentina
        • Susan Himmelweit, Open University, United Kingdom
        • Sonya Michel, University of Maryland, United States
  • Session 1 (8:30-9:45 a.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    1.1. Paper Session: Understanding Paid Care Jobs
    East Common Room

    • Moderator: Jennifer Zelnick, Touro College
    • Christina Barmon, Central Connecticut State University, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Elisabeth Burgess, Georgia State University, and Candace L. Kemp, Georgia State University, “Negotiating Tensions in Paid Care Work: Quality Care and Quality Jobs.”
    • Jennifer Zelnick, Touro College, Mimi Abramovitz, Hunter College, CUNY, “Managerialism, Gender and Social Justice: Results from the Human Service Workforce Study.”
    • Pia Markkanen, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Margaret Quinn, Nancy Goodyear, Catherine Galligan, Susan Sama, Nicole Karlsson, Noor Sheikh, University of Massachusetts Lowell, “Cleaning and Disinfection in Home Care: A Qualitative Study to Characterize Aides’ Cleaning Work and Assess Safety and Health Exposures.”
    • Melissa Gesbeck, Loyola University Chicago, “Negotiating Diabetes Carework: The Contexts and Constraints of Meeting Patient Needs for Diabetes Management.”

    1.2 Paper Session: Technology and Care
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Louise Oldridge, Nottingham Trent University
    • Helen Dickinson, University of New South Wales, Catherine Smith, University of Melbourne, “Caring with Robots: Identifying Boundaries in Care.”
    • Elizabeth Sarjeant, Simon Fraser University, “Technologies of Care at the End.”
    • Laura Mauldin, University of Connecticut, “The Care of One: A Study Bridging Feminist Scholarship and Disability Studies.”
    • Magally A. Miranda Alcázar, University of California Los Angeles, “Tidy: A Case Study of Social Reproduction in the Gig Economy.”

    1.3 Panel Session: Relationships of Care: Transnational and Intergenerational Exchanges
    Music Room

    • Convener: Julia Hemphill, The Hospital for Sick Children
    • Guida Man, York University, “Transnational Migration, Gender, and Care Work: Examining Eldercare within Chinese Immigrant Families”
    • Vivian Stamatopoulos, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT), “Caring for Grandparents: The Role of Canadian Youth in the Care and Support of Older Canadians.”
    • Jana Borras, York University, Janice Phonepraseuth, Nancy Mandell, York University, “The Role of Grandparents in Multigenerational Canadian Immigrant Households.”
    • Julia Hemphill, The Hospital for Sick Children, “Do Canadian Senior Immigrant Carers Get a Break?”

    1.4. Roundtable Session: Challenges of Caring With and For Family Members
    Great Hall A

    • Ifah Arbel, University of Toronto, Deirdre R. Dawson, University of Toronto, “Caregiving for a Spouse at an Advanced Age.”
    • Isabelle Courcy, University of Quebec at Montreal, “‘Mothers Who Care’: A Portrait of Everyday Reality of Caring for a Child with Autism.”
    • Brigid Schulte, New America, Amanda Lenhart, New America, Haley Swenson, New America, “Men and Care: Barriers and Incentives to Increasing U.S. Men’s Paid and Unpaid Caregiving Participation.”
    • Jude Chibuike Kanu, Noble Hearts Care Foundation, Nigeria, “An International Perspective in Care-giving-Africa.”

    1.5. Roundtable Session: Decent Work and Care
    Great Hall B

    • Pamela Uppal, Ontario Nonprofit Network, “Decent Work for Women Working in Ontario’s Nonprofit Sector.”
    • Kristen Ferguson, Nipissing University, Yvonne James, University of Ottawa, Chantal Demers, University of Ottawa, Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa “Teacher Mental Health, Leaves of Absences, and Return to Work: A Pilot Study Examining Gender and Care.”
    • Munjeera Jefford, York University, “Decolonizing Immigrant Management.”
    • Catherine Weiss, RMIT University, “The Analysis of Prostitution as a Form of Care: An Intellectual History.”

    Session 2 (10 - 11:15 a.m.) Concurrent Sessions and Book Panel

    2.1 Book Panel
    East Common Room

    • Author: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University
    • Book: Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy. University of California Press, forthcoming July 2019.
    • Respondents: LaTonya Trotter, Vanderbilt University
    • Melissa Hodges, Villanova University
    • Mignon Duffy, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    2.2 Paper Session: Men, Masculinities and Care
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Kim Price-Glynn, University of Connecticut
    • Majda Hrženjak, The Peace Institute, “Doing, Un-Doing and Re-Doing Gender and Class in Hands-On Professional Care.”
    • Kim Price-Glynn, University of Connecticut, “Men’s Caregiving Communities: Dads’ Groups, On-line and In Person.”
    • Luisa Steckenbach, German Youth Institute, “The Transmission of Caring Behaviour from Parents to Sons: Gender Ideologies and Fathering Attitudes as Connecting Elements.”

    2.3 Panel Session: Regulating Careworker Migration: Immigration Controls in Sending and Receiving Countries

    • Organizer: Matt Withers, Macquarie University Music Room
    • Matt Withers, Macquarie University, “Decent Care for Migrant Families: Policy Alternatives to Sri Lanka’s Family Background Report.”
    • Yi-Chun Chien, University of Ottawa, “Rights to Settle? Comparing Migrant Care Worker Policies in Taiwan and South Korea.”
    • Sohoon Yi, Rice University, “Transnational Care and Mobility Regime through Time: Migrant Care Workers in South Korea.”
    • Discussant: Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto

    2.4. Paper Session: Devaluation in Paid Care Great Hall

    • Moderator: Katherine Ravenswood, Auckland University of Technology
    • Kimberly Lucas, Brandeis University, “Too Legit to Quit? The Iron Cage and Early Childhood Workforce Quality.”
    • Kristin Smith, University of New Hampshire, Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Leila Gautham, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “The Care Penalty: A Source of Rising Earnings Inequality in The U.S., 1980-2016?”
    • Cynthia Spring, York University, “The Politics of (De)valuation in an Era of Constrained Public Spending: The Case of Midwifery.”
    • Katherine Ravenswood, Auckland University of Technology, Julie Douglas, Auckland University of Technology, “Does Legislation for Gender Equity Change Managers’ Perspectives on the Skills and Value of Healthcare Assistants?”

    Session 3 (11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    3.1 Paper Session: Intersections of Migration and Care Policy
    East Common Room

    • Moderator: Louise Oldridge, Nottingham Trent University
    • Monica Boyd, University of Toronto, “The Sticky Floor of Carework: Consequences for Canada’s Former Live-in Caregivers.”
    • Richa Shivakoti, Maastricht University and UN University-MERIT, “Protection or Discrimination: A Look at Policies Banning Female Migrant Workers."
    • Valerie Damasco, University of Toronto, “Structuring of the Canadian Healthcare System: The Transnational Labour Migration and Mobility of Filipino Nurses to Canada from the Philippines and via the United States, 1957 to 1969.”
    • Jennifer Nazareno, Brown University, Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto, “Intersectionality, Immigrant Care Economies, and New Forms of Servitude in Long-Term Care.”

    3.2 Paper Session: Autonomy, Agency and Care
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Guillermina Altomonte, New School for Social Research
    • Adrianna Munson, Columbia University, Guillermina Altomonte, New School for Social Research, “How Autonomy Organizes Carework: Comparing Institutional Approaches to Disability and Elder Care.”
    • Elizabeth Nisbet, John Jay College, “Sources of Authority and Worker Agency: An Agenda for Research on Worker Views of Rights and Change.”
    • Wendy Simonds, Georgia State University, “In Search of Dignified Care: Birth Plans and Advance Directives.”
    • Crystal Gaudet, University of Western Ontario, “‘You Are the Sacrifice, but They Are the Beneficiary’: Exploring Notions of Sacrifice in the Narratives of Migrant Live-in Caregivers in Toronto, Canada.”

    3.3 Panel Session: Care Work & Moral Theory
    Music Room

    • Chair: Merel Visse
    • Maurice Hamington, Portland State University, “Decolonizing Moral Theory.”
    • Maggie FitzGerald, Carleton University, “Pluriversality and Care: Rethinking Global Ethics.”
    • Hee-Kang Kim, Korea University, “Carism: Care Ethics as a Political Theory.”
    • Panel Discussants:
    • Elena Pulcini, University of Florence, Sophie Bourgault, University of Ottawa, Merel Visse, University of Humanistic Studies

    3.4 Paper Session: Working Conditions for Paid Care Workers
    Great Hall

    • Moderator: Jennifer Craft Morgan, Georgia State University
    • Alicia Kurowski, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Sundus Siddique, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Rebecca Gore, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Laura Punnett, University of Massachusetts Lowell, “Participatory Ergonomics to Address Burnout among Careworkers in a Mental Health Hospital.”
    • Sara Haviland, Rutgers University, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Georgia State University, “The Professionalization of Care Work in Health Care: Challenges and Possibilities.”
    • Lilla Pivnick, University of Texas at Austin, “Occupational Stress and Psychological Distress among Men and Women in Care Work and Non-Care Work Occupations.”

    Session 4 (12:45 - 2 p.m.) Lunch Hart House, Great Room

    Concurrent activist and practitioner workshops.

    4.1 Workshop. Hidden: The Young Carers of Ontario: Learning about the Experiences of Young Carers
    Debates Room

    • Organizer: Jenna Nelson, Hospice Toronto

    4.2 Workshop. Culture Change: How to Use the Media to Share Research and Influence the Carework Conversation.
    Music Room

    • Organizers: Haley Swenson, New America, Brigid Schulte, New America

    Session 5 (2-3:15 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    5.1 Paper Session: Discourses of Care East
    Common Room

    • Moderator: Jennifer Craft Morgan, Georgia State University
    • Janna Klostermann, Carleton University, “Recasting Care: A Theatrical Feminist Account of the Limits of Care.
    • Catherine Smith, University of Melbourne, “Researching the Discursive in Practices of Care.”
    • Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Reproduction as Production: Beyond Dichotomy.”
    • Suzanne Hodgkin, La Trobe University, Pauline Savy, La Trobe University, “Servicing Care within a Marketized Model: Insights from Australian Studies of Rural Residential and Community-Based Aged Care Services.”

    5.2. Paper Session: The Paid Care Workforce – Occupations and Labor Markets
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Amy Armenia, Rollins College
    • Naomi Lightman, University of Calgary, “Who Cares? Tracing the Employment Trajectories of Migrant Care Workers in Canada.”
    • Melissa Hodges, Villanova University, “Why are Some Workers More Likely to “Care” than Others? Examining the Intersection of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the “Risk” for Care Employment among Low-and Middle-Skill Workers.”
    • Scott Swiatek, University of Akron, Janette Dill, University of Minnesota, “Young Men’s Entry and Persistence in Female-Dominated Occupations.”
    • Katherine Zagrodney, University of Toronto, “Differences in PSW Job Characteristics and Labour Supply Behaviours by Care Sector: The Disadvantaged Home and Community PSW.”

    5.3. Panel Session: Decent / Good Care: International Approaches to Aged Care
    Music Room

    • Moderator: Donna Baines, University of Sydney
    • Donna Baines, University of Sydney, Annabel Dulhunty, University of Sydney, “Who’s Bearing the Cost?”: Relationship-Based Care, Austerity and Aged Care.”
    • Sara Charlesworth, RMIT University Australia, Wendy Taylor, RMIT University Australia, “Homecare Work in the Antipodes: Time Autonomy and Enough Time to Care.”
    • Tamara Daly, York University, “Temporal Tensions in Care Work.”

    5.4 Paper Session: Care Ethics and Radical Politics
    Great Hall

    • Moderator: Kirstie McAllum, Université de Montréal
    • Sheila Cranmer-Byrd, McMaster University, “Bridging the Theoretical Divide: Ethics of Care & the Potential for a Radical Politics of the Left.”
    • Rachel Brickner, Acadia University, “Is a ‘Caring Democracy’ Possible? Exploring the Risks of Using ‘Care’ as a Political Strategy.”
    • Yayo Okano, Doshiha University, “Looking at ‘The Girl Statute for Peace’ from the Perspective of Care Ethics.”
    • Julie Anne White, Ohio University, “Investment Returns: Care and the Problem of Temporality.”

    Session 6 (3:30- 4:45 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    6.1. Paper Session: Global Landscapes of Gender, Family, and Care
    East Common Room

    • Moderator: Jennifer Zelnick, Touro College
    • Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano, University of California, Davis, “The Making of Craft: Latinas’ Accounts of Dementia Caregiving in the Home.”
    • CK Miller, University of Utah, “Mexican Woman and the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from the Mexican Migration Project.”
    • Andrea Bobadilla, University of Western Ontario, “Getting Carework Experience: The Influence of Stepwise Carework Migrations on Filipina Careworkers in Canada.”

    6.2. Paper Session: Subjectivities and Identities in Care
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Erica Jablonski, University of New Hampshire
    • Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary, Carieta Thomas, University of Calgary, “‘Our Purpose as Women and Nurses is to be Selfless Healer’: Discourse of Gendered Carework and Self-Making as Healers among Indian Immigrant Nurses.”
    • Erica Jablonski, University of New Hampshire, “When Informal Caregiving Becomes a ‘Job’ and Why It Matters.”
    • Mary Simpson, University of Waikato, New Zealand, Christine Unson, Southern Connecticut State University, Kirstie McAllum, Université de Montréal, Stephanie Fox, Université de Montréal, “The Role of Socialisation of Family Caregivers of Older Family Members: Expectations and Experiences of Prospective and Current Caregivers in Aotearoa/New Zealand.”
    • Brittnie Aiello, Merrimack College, Krista McQueeney, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, “‘Grandma is the Next Best Thing to Mommy’: Incarcerated Motherhood, Caregiver Relationships, and Maternal Identity.”

    6.3. Panel Session: Organizing Care Workers: Innovative Strategies from Domestic Worker Organizing across Asia and North America
    Music Room

    • Moderator: Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto.
    • Ethel Tungohan, York University, “Global Care Work and Activism: Perspectives from Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines.”
    • Kara Manso, Caregivers Action Centre, Mary Gellately, Workers Rights Division, Parkdale Community Legal Services, “Landed Status Now: Care Workers Organize!”
    • Lisa Moore, National Domestic Workers Alliance, “Interlocking Strategies to Organize Domestic Workers.”
    • Patricia Roach, University of Toronto, “Organizing Careworkers, Reorganizing Carework? Exploring Possibilities for Change through a Case Study of Private Sector Careworkers in California.”

    6.4. Roundtable Session: Childcare and Care Ethics in the Global Economy
    Great Hall A

    • Brooke Richardson, Brock University, “Care and Justice? Moving Towards a More ‘Humane Justice’ in Child Protection System.”
    • Laura Bunyan, University of Connecticut, Barret Katuna, Sociologists for Women in Society, “The Cost of Caring: An Analysis of Educated Nannies’ Entrapment in a Cycle of Low-Wage Work.”
    • Gay Wilgus, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, “Latin American Childcare Workers in New York City Early Childhood Educational and Daycare Settings: Power and Conflict over Child-rearing Ideology.”
    • Philippa Waterhouse, The Open University, Rachel Bennett, University of Gloucestershire, “Early Maternal Economic Activity and Child Cognitive Development in Ethiopia: How Important is Childcare as a Mediator?”

    6.5 Roundtable Session: Working Conditions of Domestic Workers Great Hall B

    • Carolyn Arcand, University of New Hampshire, “(How) Do Live-in Domestic Workers Differ from Live-out Domestic Workers? An Analysis of Demographics, Work Characteristics, and Changes over Time Using American Community Survey Data.”
    • Elaine Zundl, Rutgers University, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University, “Domestic Worker Inequities and Rights: A Mixed-Methods Analysis.”
    • Jana Borras, York University, "She Was Very Racist...But I Had Nowhere to Go": The Precarious Experience of Filipina Live-in Caregivers in Canada.”

    5–6:30 p.m. Keynote Address*
    Great Hall

    • Keynote speaker: Pat Armstrong, York University, Canada
    • Keynote title: The Feminization of the Care Labor Force?
      • *This Keynote Address is sponsored by the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program / International Development Research Centre.

    7-9 p.m. Optional Dine-Arounds

    • Attendees can sign up to talk to people that they heard present and presenters that they would
  • Session 7 (8:30 - 9:45 a.m.) Concurrent Session

    7.1. Paper Session: The Costs of Unpaid Care
    East Common Room

    • Moderator: LaShawnDa Pittman, University of Washington
    • Melody Waring, University of Wisconsin Madison, “Is There an Education Gradient in Women’s Time Transfers to Aging Parents?”
    • Pilar Gonalons-Pons, University of Pennsylvania, “Reproductive Labor and the Structure of Inequality: Childcare Costs and Family Earnings Inequality, 1984-2014.”
    • Rachel Bennett, University of Gloucestershire, Philippa Waterhouse, The Open University, “Thriving or Surviving? The Wellbeing of Grandchildren and Grandparents in Multigenerational Care Arrangements in South Africa.”
    • Jennifer Utrata, University of Puget Sound, “’Helping Them Get Ahead’: Intensive Grandmothering and Family Inequality.”

    7.2. Paper Session: Policy for Care
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Jennifer Zelnick, Touro College
    • Allison Earle, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, “Global Progress in the Provision of Paid Leave for Family Care.”
    • Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts Boston, Michael D. Carr, University of Massachusetts Boston, Emily Wiemers, University of Massachusetts Boston, “The Long-Run Impact of Temporary Disability Insurance on Social Security Disability Insurance Claims (SSDI) in the United States.”
    • Rachel Langford, Ryerson University, Alana Powell, Ryerson University, “Low-Wage Work of Early Childhood Educators in Ontario: Are Policy and Advocacy Directions Working?”
    • Zitha Mokomane, University of Pretoria, “Balancing Childcare and Work Roles: Views of Parents in the South African Informal Sector.”

    7.3. Panel Session: Emotions at Work: The Intersections of Emotion, Care, and Work
    Music Room

    • Moderators: Alisa Grigorovich, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Laura M. Funk, University of Manitoba
    • Laura M. Funk, University of Manitoba, Rachel Herron, Brandon University, Lisette Dansereau, University of Manitoba, “The Methodological Complexities of Using Interviews to Examine Carers’ Emotion Work.”
    • Lisette Dansereau, University of Manitoba, “Caring On Your Own: The Emotional Labour of Home Care and Home Support Workers.”
    • Rachel Herron, Brandon University, Laura Funk, University of Manitoba, Dale Spencer, Carleton University, “Responding the ‘Wrong Way’: Examining the Emotion Work Involved in Caring for a Family Member with Dementia.”
    • Nicole Dalmer, Trent University, “Tracing Emotion in Family Caregivers’ Information Work.”
    • Megan Nguyen, University of Toronto, “The Bodily Experience of Emotions among Cancer Patients.”
    • Alisa Grigorovich, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Pia Kontos, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network & University of Toronto, “‘It Could Be A Lot Worse’: The Emotional Work Involved in the Management of Unwanted Sexual Attention from Residents.”

    7.4. Roundtable Session: Neo-liberalism, Inequality and Resistance
    Great Hall A

    • Sarah-Louis Ruder, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo, Sophia Sanniti, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo, “Towards Equitable Labour Futures: Reframing Care through an Ecofeminist Ethic.”
    • Adwoa Onuora, University of the West Indies, “The Intersectionality of Carework, Reproductive Justice, and Gender Inequality in Jamaica.”
    • Anna Rosinska, University of Massachusetts Lowell, “Dimensions of Inequality and Privilege - White Non-Hispanic American Women in Paid Domestic Work in the USA.”

    7.5. Roundtable Session: Care Work Trajectories
    Great Hall B

    • Miao Wang, University of Toronto, Weiguo Zhang, University of Toronto, Jia Yongfang, Inner Mongolia University of Technology“Love, Money, Autonomy and Self-Development: Becoming Care Workers in China.”
    • Brittany Campbell, Brock University, “Strengthening the Bond: Understanding Interspecies Care Work Among Veterinarians, Low-Income Individuals, and their Companion Animals.”
    • Jielan Xu, University of Toronto, “Gender Differences and Gender Relations in Unpaid Care Work: A Time-Use Analysis of Canadian Data.”

    Session 8 (10 - 11:15 a.m.) Concurrent Sessions and Book Panel

    8.1. Book Panel
    East Common Room

    • Author: Christine Kelly
    • Book: Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding. University of British Columbia Press, 2016.
    • Respondents: Akemi Nishida, University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Laura Mauldin, University of Connecticut

    8.2. Paper Session: Care and Neoliberalism
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Louise Oldridge, Nottingham Trent University
    • Fiona Macdonald, RMIT University, “Emerging Risks in Paid Carework: Individualisation, Insecurity and the Gig Economy.”
    • Louise Oldridge, Nottingham Trent University, “A Discourse Analysis of Social Care Policies in the UK and their Impact on Mid-Life Women’s Informal Caring Careers.”
    • Eleanor Johnson, University of Bristol, Ailsa Cameron, University of Bristol, “Exploring the Role of Volunteers in Care Settings for Older People.”
    • Kim England, University of Washington, Caitlin Alcorn, University of Washington, “Home Care Workers, Precarity and the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act.”

    8.3. Panel Session: What Constitutes as High Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings? A Synthesis of Three Review and Meta-Analyses
    Music Room

    • Moderator: Nellie Kamkar
    • Nellie Kamkar, Michal Perlman, Olesya Falenchuk, Evelyn McMullen, BrookeFletcher, Ashley Brunsek, Gabriella Nocita, Prakeshkumar Shah, “Is Early Childhood Educator Experience Associated with Child Outcomes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”
    • Gabriella Nocita, Michal Perlman, Evelyn McMullen, Olesya Falenchuk, AshleyBurnsek, Brooke Fletcher, Nellie Kamkar, Prakeshkumar Shah, “Early Childhood Training of Educators and Preschool Children’s Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”
    • Ashley Brunsek, Michal Perlman, Olesya Falenchuk, Brooke Fletcher, Gabriella Nocita, Nellie Kamkar, Prakeshkumar Shah, “A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Professional Development of Early Childhood Educators and Children’s Outcomes.”
    • Michal Perlman, Evelyn McMullen, Olesya Falenchuk, Brooke Fletcher, Ashley Brunsek, Nellie Kamkar, Gabriella Nocita, Prakeshkumar Shah. “Is Early Childhood Education and Care Associated with Child Outcomes? An Umbrella Review of the Literature on Seven Quality Indicators.”

    8.4. Paper Session: End of Life Care
    Great Hall

    • Moderator: Guillermina Altomonte, New School for Social Research
    • Cindy Cain, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jack Lam, University of Queensland, “Integrating Work and Home when Patients Are Dying.”
    • Ann Vandenberg, Emory University, Alexis A. Bender, Emory University, Candace L. Kemp, Georgia State University, Mary M. Ball, Emory University, Molly M. Perkins, Emory University, “’We Quickly Find another Subject and Make Them Laugh’: Staff-Resident Communication About Death in Assisted Living.”
    • Francesca Degiuli, Fairleigh Dickinson University, “The Role of Geriatric Doctors in Shaping Long-Term Care and its Providers.”
    • Zhe Yan, University of Wuerzburg, “Ethics behind Dirty Work: Eldercare Workers' Experiences in China's Caregiving.”

    Session 9 (11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    9.1. Paper Session: Structures of Elder Care 

    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Kirstie McAllum, Université de Montréal
    • Mary Jean Hande, Mount Saint Vincent University, Christine Kelly, University of Manitoba, Lisette Dansereau, University of Manitoba, Katie Aubrecht, St. Francis Xavier University, Allison Williams, McMaster University, Anne Martin Matthews, University of British Columbia, “What’s Different About Working Under Direct-Funding? Exploring the Shifting Roles of Care Workers in Self and Family Managed Home Care in Manitoba.”
    • Kate Laxer, York University, Tamara Daly, York University “The Formal Labour Force in Long-term Residential Care in Canada: Preliminary Analysis of New Survey Data on Gender, Work Organization and Working Conditions.”
    • Vasuki Shanmuganathan, York University, “Quality, Cultural Care, and Labour in Canadian Long-Term Care Settings.”
    • Martha Macdonald, St. Mary's University, Pat Armstrong, York University, Hugh Armstrong, Carleton University, Malcom Doupe, University of Manitoba, “Privatization of Long-term Residential Care in Canada: The Case of Three Provinces.”

    9.2. Paper Session: Care and Social Change
    Music Room

    • Moderator: Katherine Ravenswood, Auckland University of Technology
    • Simon Black, Brock University, “Precarious No More? Anti-Unionism, Union Resilience, and the Future of Home Care Worker Organizing in the United States.”
    • Megan Undén, University of California - Santa Barbara, “The California Domestic Workers Coalition and Domestic Worker Bill of Rights: An Extended Case Study Addressing Social Movement Organizing and Political Success.”
    • Mariana de Santibañes, New York University, “Building a Care Agenda from the Bottom Up: The Relevance of Policy Narratives in the Design of Uruguay's Comprehensive Care System.”

    9.3. Panel Session: Negotiating Tensions in Long-term Residential Care: Reflections from an International, Interdisciplinary Study of Promising Practices
    Great Hall

    • Moderator: Pat Armstrong, York University
    • Hugh Armstrong, Carleton University
    • Albert Banerjee, Stockholm University
    • Rachel Barken, York University
    • Jacqueline Choiniere, York University

    Session 10 (12:45 - 2 p.m.) Lunch Hart House, Great Room

    Concurrent activist and practitioner workshops

    10.1. Workshop: Caritas and Care Ethics: Creating Caring Institutions
    Debates Room

    • Organizers: Elaine Wright, Brescia University, Emily DeMoor, Brescia University

    10.2. Workshop. ReUnion Workshop: Reimagine Marriage / Redistributing Care
    Music Room

    • Organizers: Yin Aiwen, ReUnion, Jelena Viskovic, ReUnion

    Session 11 (2 - 3:15 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    11.1. Paper Session: Protecting Domestic and Care Workers – Policy Approaches
    East Common Room

    • Moderator: Mignon Duffy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
    • Sophie Henderson, University of Auckland, “The Legal Protection of Women Migrant Domestic Workers from the Philippines and Sri Lanka: An Intersectional Rights-Based Approach.”
    • Jolin Joseph, York University, S. Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies, “Transnational Care Mobility to Mobilization: A Case for Closer Engagement with Civil Society and Local Actors in Policy and Praxis.”
    • Rafaela Rodrigues, American University, “Care and Domestic Work: An Analysis of the Legal Changes for Domestic Workers in Brazil and the Impacts on Brazilian Families.”
    • Michael McCormack, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, “Domestic Work and Economic Migration: Evidence of Gendered Work Permit Conditions in Law and Policy.”
    • 11.2. Paper Session: Webs of Care: Reciprocity and Interdependence
      Debates Room
    • Moderator: Janette Dill, University of Minnesota
    • Rachel Barken, York University, Megan J. Davies, York University, “A Relational Ethic of Rural Home Support: Care in Two Gulf Island Communities, 1978- 2018.”
    • Brenda S.A. Yeoh, National University of Singapore, Elaine Ho, National University of Singapore, Shirlena Huang, National University of Singapore, “Tracing Webs of Care for the Elderly: Migrant Care Labour and Care Mobilities in Singapore.”
    • Yang-Sook Kim, University of Toronto, “Caring for Co-Ethnics: Immigrant Women In-Home Supportive Service Workers in Koreatown.”

    11.3. Panel Session: Care and Practices of Liberation
    Music Room

    • Chair: Sophie Bourgault, University of Ottawa
    • Inge van Nistelrooij& Rodante van der Waal, University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands, “‘Liberating the Pregnant Body’: Disempowerment and Disembodiment in Maternity Care.”
    • Tula Brannelly, Bournemouth University, “Decolonising Research Methodologies through Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Partnerships: Care-Based Methodologies.”
    • Joan Tronto, University of Minnesota, “Decolonizing Global Care Chains.”
    • Panel discussants: Elena Pulcini, University of Florence, Sophie Bourgault, University of Ottawa, Merel Visse, University of Humanistic Studies.

    11.4. Paper Session: Falling Through the Cracks: Care Gaps
    Great Hall

    • Moderator: Kim Price-Glynn, University of Connecticut
    • Nathan Boucher, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Services Research & Development, “Designing Lay Navigation for Caregivers of Older US military Veterans with Advanced Illness.”
    • Melissa Popiel, Wilfrid Laurier University, “Episodic Caring: Exploring Life Impacts from an Unpredictable Caring Role.”
    • Anna Przednowek, Nipissing University, “Are We Falling Short? Recontextualizing Familial Care Provision with Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.”

    Session 12 (3:30 - 4:45 p.m.) Concurrent Sessions

    12.1. Paper Session: Macro-Politics of Care
    East Common Room

    • Moderator: Kirstie McAllum, Université de Montréal
    • Paula-Irene Villa, LMU Munich, Barbara Thiessan, HAW Landshut, “Who Cares How in Bavaria? A Multidisciplinary Research Network on Gender & Care.”
    • Kate Bezanson, Brock University, “Feminism, Federalism and Families: Canada’s Mixed Social Policy Architecture.”
    • Rachel H. Brown, Washington University in St. Louis, “Situating Carework within the Settler State.”

    12.2. Paper Session: Migrating for Care, Caring for Families
    Debates Room

    • Moderator: Crystal Gaudet, University of Western Ontario
    • Conely de Leon, Ryerson University, “’Pagod, Dugo’t, Pawis’ (Exhaustion, Blood, and Sweat): Transnational Practices of Care and Emotional Labour among Filipino Kin Networks.”
    • Bahar Hashemi, University of Toronto, “Informal Multigenerational Care within Mixed Legal Status Families: The Case of Senior Iranian Women in Canada.”
    • Theodora Lam, National University of Singapore, “Living up to the Challenge: Left-behind Mothering in the Migration Context.”

    12.3. Paper Session: Expanding the Boundaries of Care
    Music Room

    Moderator: Erica Jablonski, University of New Hampshire

    A.M Dela Cruz, University of Toronto, “The Care Chain and the Long Line: Self-Care of Nonbinary Filipinx Youth at New Ho Queen.”

    Loree Erickson, Ryerson University, “Collective Care: Taking Care of Each Other and Building Community through Radical Care.”

    Jennifer Lum, University of California Berkeley, “Drugging as Caring: Reading the Rhetoric of Care for Alzheimer’s in the Pharmaceutical Imaginary.”

    Adam Rosenblatt, Duke University, “Reclaiming Cemeteries: Carework for the Marginalized Dead.”

    12.4. Panel Session: Coalitions in Carework
    Great Hall

    Moderator: Sara Charlesworth, RMIT University

    • Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto, “Alliances for Flexibility with Security: A Comparative Analysis of Personal Home Care in California and Ontario.”
    • Melissa Coad, United Voice Australia, “Coalition Building to Advance Workers Rights in Aged Care & Disability Support in Australia.”
    • Louise Boivin, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Marie Hélène Verville, Université du Québec en Outaouais,, “Institutional and Political Obstacles to Community-Labor Coalitions in Social Care Networks and Beyond: A Quebec Study.”
    • Brigid Buckingham, SEIU-Healthcare Ontario, “Coalitions in Ontario Home Care.”

    5–6:30 p.m. Keynote Address Hart House, Great room

    Keynote speaker: Juliana Martínez Franzoni, University of Costa Rica
    Keynote title: Imploding and redrawing care regimes: opportunities and challenges

Presented by the Carework Network

Conference Co-Sponsors

Platinum Plus Sponsors

  • Center for Women & Work, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Gender Migration and Work of Care Project, Centre for Global Social Policy University of Toronto, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Sociology Department, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Tri-Campus Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Platinum Sponsors

  • Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) Program/International Development Research Centre
  • The Changing Places: Unpaid Work in Public Spaces Project at York University, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • The College of Liberal Arts, Rollins College

Gold Sponsors

  • Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • College of Arts and Sciences, University of Akron
  • Gerontology Institute, Georgia State

Silver Sponsors

  • Centre for Aging Research and Education, York University
  • Global Labour Research Centre, York University
  • New Zealand Work Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology
  • Sociology Department, University of Connecticut
  • Urban and Community Studies Program, University of Connecticut


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