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Seen, Heard and Counted. Rethinking Care in a Development Context. Edition No. 1. Development and Change Special Issues

  • ID: 4290702
  • Book
  • March 2012
  • 276 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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 America Frames 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 inequalities Comes 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 rethinking Features 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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Notes on Contributors vii

1 Rethinking Care in a Development Context: An Introduction 1
Shahra Razavi

2 The Good, the Bad and the Confusing: The Political Economy of Social Care Expansion in South Korea 31
Ito Peng

3 South Africa: A Legacy of Family Disruption 51
Debbie Budlender and Francie Lund

4 Harsh Choices: Chinese Women’s Paid Work and Unpaid Care Responsibilities under Economic Reform 73
Sarah Cook and Xiao-yuan Dong

5 AWidening Gap? The Political and Social Organization of Childcare in Argentina 93
Eleonor Faur

6 Who Cares in Nicaragua? A Care Regime in an Exclusionary Social Policy Context 121
Juliana Martínez Franzoni and Koen Voorend

7 A Perfect Storm?Welfare, Care, Gender and Generations in Uruguay 149
Fernando Filgueira, Magdalena Guti´errez and Jorge Papadópulos

8 Stratified Familialism: The Care Regime in India through the Lens of Childcare 175
Rajni Palriwala and Neetha N.

9 Putting Two and Two Together? Early Childhood Education, Mothers’ Employment and Care Service Expansion in Chile and Mexico 205
Silke Staab and Roberto Gerhard

10 Going Global: The Transnationalization of Care 233
Nicola Yeates

Index 255

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Shahra Razavi
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