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Culture, Institution, and Diverse Approaches to Care and Care Work in East and Southeast Asia

Date de l'événement : 2 mai 2018
Horaires : 13h00-15h00
Contact : Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS Courriel
Lieu : EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, Salle 551
Aires : Japon, Taiwan, Asie du Sud-Est
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Ito Peng (Toronto University) will give a lecture in the framework of EHESS seminar by Sébastien Lechevalier, "Understanding Institutional Change in Asia".

This paper describes two broad approaches to care and care work within a spectrum of approaches that are evident in East Asia: one that accepts care as a core public policy agenda, and tries to leverage it as a potential engine to activate incipient care economy; and the other, that sees care as strictly private family responsibility, and hence opt to partially underwrite the familial care with a mix of tax and policy incentives through the private market - including creating channels for families to outsource care to foreign migrant care workers. I use elder care policies to illustrate ways in which socio-cultural ideas and institutional history shape national policies, and how these policies in turn shape ways in which care is delivered, and care work organized within the family and in the market.

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