The Political and Social Economy of Care

UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) Conference:
This conference is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses

  • Joan Tronto, Hunter College and City University of New York
  • Elizabeth Jelin, CONICET, University of Buenos Aires
  • Shahra Razavi, UNRISD

Session 1:
State Responses to Social Change


  • Mary Daly, Queen’s University, United Kingdom
  • Ito Peng, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Eleonor Faur, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Argentina
  • Jorge Papadopulos, CIESU, Uruguay

Session 2:
Extensive Familialism


  • Juliana Martínez Franzoni, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Rajni Palriwala, University of Delhi, India

Session 3:
Public, Private and Community Care Workers


  • Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Valeria Esquivel, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
  • Marjorie Mbilinyi, Tanzania Gender Networking Programme, Tanzania

Session 4:
Creating a Policy Agenda for Care


  • Fiona Williams, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Kate Bedford, University of Kent, United Kingdom