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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Brown Bag Series with Professor Greta Friedmann-S√°nchez

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change is hosting the Brown Bag Series "Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Caregiving for Development" presented by Professor Greta Friedmann-S√°nchez. The event will be held on Friday, November 15 at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall.

Abstract: What does caregiving have to do with development? Why should we care about care? How is caregiving different from unpaid labor and domestic work? How is caregiving related to a person's financial wellbeing? What is the connection between caregiving and health outcomes? In this presentation, Greta Friedemann-S√°nchez proposes a conceptual framework to incorporate unpaid caregiving into international development research, policy and implementation processes. It presents both economic and health outcomes of caregiving for caregivers that can be used to evaluate progress and the determinants of those outcomes at three levels: individual characteristics at the micro-level; social norms and intrahousehold dynamics at the meso-level; and, caregiver support policies at the macro-level. Greta Friedemann-S√°nchez will explore the methodological implications of the burgeoning field of caregiving for development and present sample studies using the framework. This should be a presentation useful to students who are preparing their research projects and those getting ready to go to the field.