Troubling Care: research perspectives on Womens’ care work

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A carer assisting an older indigenous woman The Care Economy Research Institute (CERI) and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) look forward to welcoming Dr Pat Armstrong, this International Women’s Day for a conversation about the importance that women’s paid, and unpaid work plays in the care economy and how best to use womens' experience of care work to address some of the key challenges post Covid.

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Date:
Friday 08 March 2024 10:00 am (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Care Economy Research Institute
ceri@latrobe.edu.au; https://www.latrobe.edu.au/research/ceri
Presented by:
Dr Pat Armstrong
Type of Event:
Public Lecture
Cost:
Free

Troubling Care: research perspectives on womens’ care work

The Care Economy Research Institute (CERI) and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) look forward to welcoming Dr Pat Armstrong, this International Women’s Day for a conversation about the importance that women’s paid, and unpaid work plays in the care economy and how best to use womens' experience of care work to address some of the key challenges post Covid.

Pat will be introduced by :

Professor Irene Blackberry: Director, Care Economy Research Institute and Chair, John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe University

Professor Kate Seear: Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) and will be talking with Pat to unpack some of her ground-breaking research.

About Pat Armstrong

Pat is one of Canada’s leading feminist political economists and is a Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Over the years, Pat has worked closely with unions, professional organizations, and community groups to create the conditions for care that uplift all. She is a founding member of The Care Economy team who are promoting a new vision of care in Canada post Covid-19.

As well as Chairing the ‘Women and Health Care Reform’ group, she held a research chair in Health Policy and Nursing Research and is a Board member for the Candian Health Coalition and the Candian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Her work extends beyond academe, and she has served as an expert witness in more than a dozen cases, heard before bodies ranging from the Canadian Federal Court to federal and provincial Human Rights Tribunals on issues related to women’s health care work and pay equity.

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