Care economy

For a deeper understanding of the macro-economic dimension of gender, this is one of the clearest texts on that matter: Antonopoulos, Rania, ‘The unpaid care work - paid work connection’, ILO, 2009

This  article  presents  three  ideas  that  underpin,  from our  perspective,  feminist  economics:  the  theoretical  break with the official economy to expand the boundaries beyond the market, the “discovery” of care and the political  challenge  by  proposing  a  break  with  the  current model.  The  aim  is  to  show  the  theoretical  and political  potential  of  feminist  economics,  their  ability  to  propose  a  new  paradigm  capable  of  providing  a radiograph of social and economic founding much closer to reality than that provided by the economy.

This writing corresponds to two conferences. One carried out in "La casa encendida" in Madrid within the cycle "The challenges of the XXI century: another world is necessary" in June 2010 and the second one carried out in the course "Readings and alternative solutions to the crisis" within the framework of the Summer Courses of the General Foundation of the Complutense University, El Escorial, July 2010. It is divided into two parts. The first presents a proposal made from feminist economics that makes care work visible and recognizes and, in the second, some first attempts to analyze the possibility of integrating domestic and care work into economic models or processes are outlined. revealing the problems that this would imply.

This book explores different aspects of care in the Latin American region on the basis of case studies carried out by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

This study contributes to the debate on care policies, from the perspective of Latin American cities, specifically of Mexico City. Based on the quantitative diagnosis of the socioeconomic situation of the inhabitants of Mexico City, and the analysis of the competencies of the local administration in terms of offering care services for boys and girls, older adults and people with some disability, recommendations are provided for the planning, formulation and implementation of urban policies in the short and medium term.