CLPP to Co-Sponsor The Center for Popular Economics' 2013 Summer Institute

CLPP is delighted to Co-sponor the Center for Popular Economics' (CPE) Summer Institute! The CPE's Summer Institute is a week-long intensive training in economics for activists, educators, media makers, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how the economy works. Their trainings are highly participatory and build on the knowledge and experience of their participants. No background in economics is necessary. The Summer Insitute will take place August 4 - 9, 2013 at Hampshire College. Below is some information from the Center for Popular Economics' website, http://www.populareconomics.org/2013si/ :

 

This year, the Summer Institute will look at the care economy.

Women are the backbone of the care economy. Paid care jobs such as childcare, domestic work, homecare, and eldercare tend to pay low wages and offer sub-standard benefits. Unpaid care work devoted to family members, friends, and members of the community is often taken for granted.  Supportive public policies such as paid family leave, sick leave, high-quality child care and after-school programs are lacking. Women are left to bear a disproportionate share of the dual burden of paid and unpaid care work.

Care work is essential to the health and well being of our society and economy.  In the U.S. we undervalue and under invest in care provision.  Our Care Economy special track will provide activists with strategic and analytical tools to articulate and organize for investment in the care economy.

Sample topics:

  • the attack on reproductive rights and analysis of economic impact on women.
  • care labor – making it visible, valued and adequately supported
  • attack or lack of resources in support of care work – paid family leave, tax policies, childcare, Social Security, healthcare, etc.
  •  economic factors in violence against women, trafficking
  •  responses and solutions

 

For about the Summer Institute, please visit the Center for Popular Economics' webite!

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