Care Work and the Economy is an initiative of the Program in Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) in the Department of Economics at American University.  Care Work and the Economy partners with universities, research institutions, advocacy groups, and government offices to provide insight on how care work functions in particular contexts and use these insights to adapt the tools governments use when analyzing and determining economic and social policies.


Program on Gender Analysis in Economics

The Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) at American University is a graduate research and teaching program emphasizing theoretical and empirical economics training in gender analysis. Projects investigate the role of gender in social reproduction, labor markets, finance, and development — centered on the well-being of women and other under-represented groups. PGAE is a leader in producing policy analysts and scholars promoting the greater empowerment of women worldwide.



Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion at Seoul National University

Founded in 2019, the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion (CTMS) at the Seoul National University aims to build on the work of the Care Work and the Economy Project to advance the issues of care and social inclusion by continuing to produce new research to fully understand the nature of care work and care workers (focusing on women and migrant workers); developing a social inclusion watch to help measure and continuously evaluate social inclusion in the country; and becoming a hub and cultivating a network of researchers, advocacy groups, and policymakers all working together to address care and social inclusion.


Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, founded in 1986 through the generous support of Bard College trustee Leon Levy, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. The Levy Institute is independent of any political or other affiliation and encourages diversity of opinion in the examination of economic policy issues while striving to transform ideological arguments into informed debate.




The Centre For Global Social Policy At THe University of Toronto

The Centre for Global Social Policy is a research, teaching, and training center within the University of Toronto’s Department of Sociology. Created in 2013 as a platform to support the work of the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded international partnership research project, Gender Migration and the Work of Care: An International Comparison, the Centre has expanded its aims to conduct, support, and facilitate policy relevant research that addresses local, national and global issues; to provide research and work experiences, trainings, and mentorship to students and new scholars working in the area of global social policy; to connect and contribute to local, national, and global research and policy networks in the field of global social policy; to communicate and disseminate research findings, analyses and ideas to local, national and global communities. The Centre has research interests and expertise in the areas of family, gender, care, migration, and social development.


The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. With more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues, its mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


Korean Women’s Development Institute

Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI) is a government research think-tank under the Prime Minister’s Office of South Korea. Since its establishment in 1983, KWDI has led comprehensive research on women and family issues and contributed to promoting women’s participation and welfare in South Korea. Over the years, KWDI has also expanded its mandate into the global arena by disseminating its research results and sharing South Korea’s policy experiences.