In this section, we invite scholars to share their recent research on care and COVID. If you would like to contribute recent research with us, please email

What we are learning

April 14, 2022

Devaluation of care work: fieldwork notes from Singapore and Taiwan

By Lynn Ng Yu Ling   Singapore and Taiwan are exemplary cases of Asian Tiger states which have achieved remarkable industrial successes in record time. In […]
February 15, 2022

El rol del cuidado en las trayectorias de trabajadoras del turismo en Bolivia

by Flavia Marco Summary in English: A recent research shows the crucial role that care plays in working women’s labor trajectories in the tourism sector in […]
January 20, 2022

U.S. child care closures during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Emma Lee (Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University) and Zachary Parolin (Bocconi University in Milan and Center on Poverty and Social Policy […]
January 7, 2022

Migrant Home Care Workers in Manitoba: An Invisible and Critically Underserved Pillar of Manitoba’s Pandemic Response

By Mary Jean Hande (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia), Leah Nicholson (Mount Saint Vincent University), Mehmet Yavuz (University of Manitoba), Diwa Marcelino and […]
November 3, 2021

Beyond COVID-19: UN Women’s Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice

By Silke Staab, UN Women As the world reckons with the fallout of COVID-19, growing inequality and accelerating climate disasters, the need for a shared plan […]
October 13, 2021

Caregivers in the Crossfire: When Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Collide

By: Anna Zendell, PhD, MSW,  Senior Faculty Program Director, School of Graduate Studies, Excelsior College In the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural […]
August 26, 2021

Care and daily life: Brazilian women’s reality during the pandemic

By: Renata Moreno, Regina Stela Corrêa Vieira, and Mariana Mazzini Marcondes  Care is essential for life. It is only possible to live everyday due to a […]
July 15, 2021

La crisis de los cuidados en tiempos de COVID en Bolivia

By: Flavia Marco Navarro July 15, 2021 In Bolivia, the public care day centers are closed due to COVID 19, but the private ones are working. […]
July 9, 2021

Policy recommendations for Long Term Care in Canada (and beyond)

By: Cindy Cain July 9, 2021  A new policy commentary, “Moving long-term care from a vicious to virtuous cycle,” by Tamara Daly, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, and […]