care work and the economy (cwe-gam) panels

Wednesday, June 23rd, 3:30 - 5:00 pm edt

Chaired by Elizabeth King and Ito Peng

This panel contributes to the ongoing efforts to illustrate the intersectionality of care provisioning, economic growth, and distribution. Setting the context in South Korea, known for its rapid economic growth rate and equally rapid fertility decline and increasing need for care, research papers included in this panel are analyses by the Care Work and the Economy Project researchers, who utilize various unique surveys to explore the quality of life of family caregivers, the commitment level of paid care workers, and the uneven impact of South Korea’s COVID-19 social distancing measures on mothers. A post-Kaleckian feminist model is also introduced to analyze the effects of public social expenditure and gender gaps on output and employment, building on Onaran, Oyvat and Fotopoulou (2019), and extending it with an endogenous labour supply and wage bargaining model


The Effects of Public Social Infrastructure and Gender Equality on Output and Employment: The Case of South Korea

Authors: Cem Oyvat and Ozlem Onaran

The Quality of Life of Family Caregivers: Psychic, Physical and Economic Costs of Eldercare in South Korea

Authors: Jiweon Jun, Elizabeth King, and Catherine Hensly

Quality of Care, Commitment Level, and Working Conditions: Understanding the Care Workers’ Perspective

Authors: Shirin Arslan, Maria Floro, Arnob Alam, Eunhye Kang, and Seung-Eun Cha

Impacts of COVID-19 on Work-Family Balance in South Korea: Empirical Findings and Policy Implications

Authors: Ito Peng and Jiweon Jun

Thursday, June 24th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm edt

Chaired by Young Ock Kim 

The starting point of this panel session is to develop macroeconomic tools that integrate care and gendered dynamics both in labor markets and within households, including interactions between paid and unpaid care work and private and public care provisioning. This session shares the results of gender aware applied modellings and micro simulations for South Korea. This modelling approach allows one to assess the full range of gender distributional effects that might result from a variety of economic and social policies as well as their fiscal sustainability. These sorts of assessments are crucial for enabling policymakers to effectively respond to the challenges posed by demographic and technological changes in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Policy questions that will be answered include, among others: What sort of fiscal policies (public spending and/or taxation) are likely to be most effective at reducing gender gaps in paid employment? What form of public investment can best contribute to reduce and redistribute unpaid work both across genders and socio-economic groups.


Child and Elderly Care in South Korea: Policy Analysis with a Gendered, Care-Focused Computable General Equilibrium Model 

Authors: Martín Cicowiez and Hans Lofgren

Care Support Ratios in Korea and the US

Authors: Gretchen Donehower and Bongoh Kye 

Towards a Caring and Gender-Equal Economy in South Korea: How much does the regulation of labor market working hours matter?

Authors: İpek İlkkaracan and Emel Memis

CWE-GAM Participation

Panel: “Who Cares? Addressing the care crisis in the COVID-19 response”

Wednesday, June 23rd, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Maria S. Floro


Round Table: Economic impacts of violence against women: Exacerbating multiple crisis.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Chair: Maria S. Floro 

CWE-GAM Presenter: Ana Maria Tribin


Presentation: Who cares? Sharing the burden of caregiving within the family

Thursday, June 24th, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenters: Hannah L. Randolph, Elizabeth King, and Jooyeoun Suh 


Presentation: Structure and drivers of the quantity and quality of women’s work in Latin America

Friday, June 25th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Elissa Braunstein


Presentation: Epistemology of Feminist Economics: An Analysis of Authorship, Methodologies, and Scope

Thursday, June 24th, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Elissa Braunstein


Presentation: Employment Impacts of Informal Elderly Care on The “Sandwiched-Generation” Women in Turkey

Friday, June 25th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Emel Memis


Presentation: Researching Under Authoritarian Regimes

Wednesday, June 23rd, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Ipek Ilkkaracan


Roundtable: Creating caring economies

Wednesday, June 23rd, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Diane Elson


Presentation: Wages for Housework: A Campaign Revisited in the Age of the Pandemic

Friday, June 25th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Diane Elson


Session: “Inequality as a trap for development in Latin America and the Caribbean”: The Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean (RHDR-LAC) 2020

Thursday, June 24th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Chair: Ana Maria Tribin


Presentation: The State of Care Economy in Colombia

Friday, June 25th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Ana Maria Tribin


Presentation: The Labor Market Effects of the Venezuelan Exodus on High-Skilled Female Workers: Evidence from Colombia

Wednesday, June 23rd, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Ana Maria Tribin


Presentation: How Well Do European Care System Typologies Serve in Describing Care in the Global South? The Care Regime in Kazakhstan in Context

Friday, June 25th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Mieke Meurs


Presentation: Understanding the Hidden and Invisible Workforce – Women’s Labor Force Participation in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 23rd, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Mieke Meurs


Presentation: Cheap Praise: Supplemental Pay for Essential Workers in the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, June 25th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Nancy Folbre


Presentation: (She)cession: The Colombian female staircase fall.

Friday, June 25th, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenters: Paula Herrera Idarraga and Ana Maria Tribin


Presentation: ¿Crisis del cuidado remunerado? Una mirada crítica a la clasificación sectorial de la economía colombiana

Wednesday, June 23rd, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Paula Herrera Idarraga


Presentation: Measuring patriarchy: Meso-level variations in the strength of patriarchy in sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday, June 23rd, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Presenter: Ajit Zacharias and Thomas Masterson


Presentation: The Impact of Redistributing the Responsibility for Household Work on Time and Consumption Poverty: Simulations for Four Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, June 25th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

CWE-GAM Chair and Presenter: Thomas Masterson and Ajit Zacharias