Seen, Heard and Counted : Rethinking Care in a Development Context Paperback / softback
Edited by Shahra Razavi
Part of the Development and Change Special Issues series
Paperback / softback
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