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Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative Perspectives

The project investigates how the reorganization of care is influencing care workers’ international migration, and how this relates to gender equality and social development.

Project dates: 2013-2019 (CI Sara Charlesworth at RMIT from Oct 2014)

Grants and funding: SSHRC Partnership grant

The project is studying the migration decisions of workers who care for children, the elderly, and the disabled, and doing so on a global scale. Researchers will investigate what Peng calls “shifts in national and global policies” that encourage the workers to take their expertise across international borders.

Key People

Led by Ito Peng (Toronto) and eight co-leads inc Sara Charlesworth (RMIT) and 19 Collaborators