Care and Care Workers: A Latin American perspective

  • Offers an original contribution to the study of care work by presenting a Latin American approach to the subject;
  • Shows how aging populations are reshaping traditional care activities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay;
  • Situates local research within the international debates, comparing with studies conducted in France, Japan and USA;
  • Adopts an intersectional approach, showing the connections between care work and the sexual and race/ethnic inequalities;
  • Shows how deep social inequalities give way to new arrangements in the provision of care;
  • Presents innovative public policies adopted in the region amid the weakness of government initiatives


Nadya Araujo Guimamães; Helena Hirata

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