Category: care policy in the electoral arena

After the Care Crisis

The opening question of a conference titled “After the Care Crisis” at the University of Pennsylvania on November 15 and 16 2018,  was “What would an equitable relationship among care workers, employers, and society loo like?”  You can find the program here (I hope it stays up!)–unique in bringing scholars and activists together. Started on Thursday night with a screening… Read more →

Elect for Child Care

Like a little kid who has just gotten a grip on the monkey bars, universal childcare has finally made it to the national political arena. President Obama has been cheering it on from his oddly sidelined position, and his office has effectively  summarized the definitive economic case for public investment. Hillary Clinton puts child care front and center in her… Read more →

All the Child Care Workers in the USA

All the child care workers in the U.S. combined earn less than the top 25 hedge fund managers and traders. Wow. Even a jaded old care-work researcher like me finds this pretty startling. I came across the claim in a New York Times article describing Hillary Clinton’s speech at a recent rally and wondered what it was based on, given… Read more →