Care work isn’t confined to the home, or care professions such as nursing or childcare, it also happens in professional life – and it’s mostly done by women.
Once artificial intelligence takes over task-based and calculative jobs, the invisible care work that underpins our offices, marketplaces and institutions could finally become more visible and valued.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
When rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and surrounding areas, some people were more eager to volunteer than others.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
Patient safety grabbed the attention when plans were mooted to move post-op people out of hospital and into private homes. But the project also moves important work into the shadows.
Research shows women consistently trade time in employment for greater time in domestic work even when their resources are on par with men.
The latest Census shows Australians spend between five and 14 hours a week on unpaid domestic work, but it's women who suffer the most from this.
Gender equality is associated with less use of violence by men.
To prevent men from using violence in their households, violence against children needs to stop before they become adults.
Let’s bring out the dolls.
Toddlers playing via Daria Filimonova/Shutterstock
The equalities minister, Jo Swinson, has suggested that boys should be encouraged to play with dolls to make them more “nurturing and caring”. This is apparently in the hope that they will become more…
People are living longer, yet the systems to provide care for older adults are informal and inadequate.
In Australia, the question of how to provide care for ageing family members is largely an individual one. Most care is provided by family members. In 2012, 2.7 million Australians were providing some type…
Researchers at Princeton University have found a serious gender gap in the amount of care adult children give their elderly…
Caring is part of everyday life; it taps into our vulnerabilities and allows us to turn possibilities into material outcomes.
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