Shahra Razavi - Seen, Heard and Counted: Rethinking Care in a Development Context
Published: 2012-04-23 | ISBN: 1444361538 | PDF | 276 pages | 1.46 MB
Contributors analyze the care economy in the developing world, at a moment when existing systems are under strain and new ideas are coming into focus.
Offers the first global, regionally diverse study of the “invisible economy” of care, including case studies from diverse regional contexts of Africa, Asia and Latin America
Frames the debate on care and highlights policy experimentation and ideas currently in flux
Includes new research and data on developing countries, showing how, where care options for the socially disadvantaged are limited, failing to socialize the costs of care exacerbates existing inequalities
Comes at a moment when, if not yet marked by a generalized care crisis, the world’s existing systems are under strain and in need of rethinking
Features introductory chapters that set out the conceptual framework and findings on individual country studies, and a concluding chapter that draws out the transnational dimensions of care