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Elizabeth Hill, ‘Women, Work and Care in the Asia Pacific: work/care regimes in a context of extreme inequality’

by Gareth Bryant on April 7, 2017

2017 Political Economy Seminar Series

Elizabeth Hill (University of Sydney), ‘Women, Work and Care in the Asia Pacific: work/care regimes in a context of extreme inequality’

Date: Thursday 13 April 2017

Time: 4pm-5.30pm

Location: Darlington Centre Boardroom, University of Sydney

Abstract: This paper will develop a comparative analysis of the social, economic, industrial and migration dynamics that structure women’s experiences of paid work and unpaid care work in the Asia Pacific. The analytical framework provides a multi-dimensional template for understanding and comparing the intersection between care and employment regimes across the region and the impact on economic growth and gender equality. The paper highlights how patterns of economic inequality across the region structure national work/care regimes and frame the politics of women’s work and care.

About the speaker: Elizabeth Hill is Chair of the Department of Political Economy the University of Sydney.

Elizabeth’s research focuses on gender, work and care in both developed and emerging economies. She has published on women’s work and collective action in the Indian informal economy, as well as work and care policy in the Australian economy. Elizabeth is interested in the changing nature of work and care and pathways to improved work/care policy regimes.

Elizabeth is CI with Prof Deborah Brennan (UNSW), Prof Sara Charlesworth (RMIT) and Prof Ito Peng (Toronto University) on an ARC Discovery project ‘Markets, Migration and the work of Paid Care in Australia’.

Elizabeth is an international collaborator on a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative Perspectives led by Prof Ito Peng, Toronto University.

Elizabeth convenes, with Professor Barbara Pocock & Professor Sara Charlesworth the Australian Work Family Policy Roundtable. The Roundtable promotes the development and dissemination of relevant Australian and international research on work and family policy. The Roundtable is an active participant in the public debate around these issues, providing regular submissions to Government Inquiries on the status of work and family policy in Australia, as well as media commentary and analysis on policy developments. Recent reports published by the Roundtable include Work, Care and Family Policies: Election Benchmarks 2016.

Elizabeth is Chair of the University’s South Asian Regional Advisory Group.

Elizabeth’s most recent book is Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific, co-edited with Marian Baird and Michele Ford.

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Gareth Bryant
Gareth Bryant is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

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