Caring Labor in International Perspective

Panel Discussion

Date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009
Location: 
4:30 PM, Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Panel Discussion
Audience: 
Public

With an aging population and with more women, the traditional caregivers, employed in wage work, the problems of adult and child care loom as an increasingly worrisome concern. Who has provided the care in the past? How has that care been secured and paid for? Who will now provide care for children, the elderly, and the ill? Who will pay for it? Who should pay for it? Most care is still managed by family members and friends. Increasingly, however, a higher proportion of personal care has become commercialized. Presenting evidence from the United States and France, the panel will explore some of the complex and compelling moral, social, and legal controversies involved in the new economics of care.

The panelists include Florence Weber, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, Noah Zatz, UCLA Law School and LAPA, and Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University, moderated by Viviana Zelizer, Princeton University.

This event is cosponsored with the Program in American Studies, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing.