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Women, Work & Care: Towards a New Economic Balance


The COVID-19 pandemic is both a health and a socioeconomic crisis, with very different outcomes by gender. This inequality presents a fundamental challenge to the market-driven economic paradigm that has acquired hegemonic status across the world. Without a more inclusive economic paradigm that values care and makes visible what the market-driven paradigm renders invisible or unimportant, any ... Lees meer »

The COVID-19 pandemic is both a health and a socioeconomic crisis, with very different outcomes by gender. This inequality presents a fundamental challenge to the market-driven economic paradigm that has acquired hegemonic status across the world. Without a more inclusive economic paradigm that values care and makes visible what the market-driven paradigm renders invisible or unimportant, any analyses of the pandemic and proposed responses to it are woefully incomplete.

In her talk, prof. Yana Rodgers (Rutgers University) will provide a contextual framework for understanding the gendered dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic and to highlight some of the emerging evidence on its health, social, and economic outcomes. Her presentation also focuses on how the hardships that women and men face may be mitigated as governments work to contain the virus and rebuild their economies, and how public health, social protection and care systems may be reformed to prevent such wide-scale losses from happening again. She will shed light on how using a feminist economic lens can afford a deeper understanding of the crisis itself, and of policies designed to alleviate its harmful consequences and to build more resilient and gender-equal economies.

As an example of such a policy, Ilse De Vooght from Femma will then share the coming about and the results of the experiment of the 30-hour working week, conducted over the past year at the women’s organization.
This is one of the two webinars leading up to the online conference The Economy of Francesco on 19, 20 and 21 November 2020. With this event Pope Francis aims to support a movement of young talented people, entrepreneurs, changemakers and economists from all over the world, who are eager to learn, exchange views, and collaborate for a just and inclusive global economy.

On 4 November Ann Pettifor (political economist, author and public speaker) and Thomas Van Craen (Managing Director at Triodos Bank Belgium) will discuss the first topic: Profit & Vocation. Towards a Financial Market that Serves Society.

Organized by UCSIA, the Trends Economy of Hope Chair and Economy of Communion Belgium.

Bron: UiTinVlaanderen.be

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maandag 9 november 2020 van 16:00 tot 17:00
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