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dc.contributor.authorEspey, Jessica*
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Caroline*
dc.contributor.authorJones, Nicola*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:17:16Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:17:16Zen
dc.date.issued2010-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2010.491348en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131735en
dc.descriptionCaring for children and other dependents is crucial to human well-being, and to social and economic development. Yet, most national and international policymakers appear persistently blind to this fact, as has been highlighted by the recent global economic crisis. They need to recognise and value care work if they are to support vulnerable families from the effects of economic downturn. The 2008-2009 global economic crisis has served to underscore the potential effects of inadequate attention to care economy dynamics, with serious risks to children's education, development, health and protection already evident. Nevertheless, economic recovery measures continue to provide little space or funding for protective or remedial measures. We argue that gender and care-sensitive social protection measures are a good means by which to support the position of carers and to create better visibility within policy circles, while also demonstrating considerable returns for human well-being and broader long-term economic development. These returns are evident in pre-existing social protection programmes, from which it will be vital to learn lessons. Including care-sensitive social protection in economic recovery packages also has the potential to improve the visibility and importance of care in a transformative and sustainable way. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent17en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/crisis-care-and-childhood-the-impact-of-economic-crisis-on-care-work-in-poor-ho-131735
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleCrisis, care and childhood: the impact of economic crisis on care work in poor households in the developing worlden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordFinancial crisis
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protection
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameThe Economic Crisisen
prism.number2en
prism.volume18en
dc.year.issuedate2010en


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