Diverse Economies of Care
Outline: Caring for others is important labour that can sometimes be invisible in economic indicators. When care work is invisible, it runs the risk of being devalued, taken for granted, gendered and generally not adequately planned for at institutional and governmental levels. This research project aims to make the diversity of caring work more visible, and to think about ways in which we might organise our workplaces, economies and societies to better enable care for others, all over the world. The project is an emerging theme for the Community Economies Collective, and involves international collaborations in caring labour, including maternity care, baby-care, elder-care, community-care, and care for the environment. We are looking to expand the empirical elements of this research into different types of care in different locations around the world, and invite applicants with the background and skills to do so.
Key skills needed for this research include: qualitative research skills, high level reading and writing skills in English. Preferred skills: second language, cross-cultural and fieldwork skills.
Funding Sources: For all scholarship opportunities, please see: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/Scholarships/
- Relevant first class honours degree or Masters Degree
- A minimum grade point average of 3.5 (higher for scholarships)
- Minimum English language requirements for this project: IELTS 7.0
Please contact Kathy Hogarth in the first instance with the following documents:
- Grade transcripts and IELTS certificate
- Letter stating your research interests