Okayama University

【International Symposium】Care Economy: Towards the Achievement of SDGs

January 07, 2019

【Date】Wednesday-February 20, 2019


【Time】13:30~16:30

 

【Venue】Okayama University, 50th Anniversary Hall(1-1-1, Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Okayama)

 

【Title】Care Economy: Towards the Achievement of SDGs

 

【Outline】

In Japan and other countries, women bear most of household chores and care of child, the elderly and other household members at home for free of charge. For this 'unpaid care work,' in 2016 Japanese women, on average spent 3 hours 28 minutes per day whereas Japanese men spent only 44 minutes. While Japanese men spent longer hours on paid work than women, when the unpaid and paid work combined, Japanese women worked longer hours than men (The 2016 survey on time use and leisure activities).

 

The Sustainable Development Goal Target 5.4 calls for recognizing and valuing "unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibilities. This event aims at creating awareness of the 'care economy' derived from reducing unpaid care work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection, and providing a space to discuss the new research agenda as well as the ways to reflect the research findings better on the policy-making, based on the Asian case studies including Japan.

 

【Schedule】

12.30-13.30 Registration

 

13.30-13.50 Opening Remarks

 

13.50-14.50 Keynote Speech (Care Economy and Sustainable Development) Dr. Maria S. Floro, Economics, College of Arts & Science, American University, USA

 

14.50-15.00 Break

 

15.00-16.15 Panel Discussion (Care-centered democracy, economic and social policies for Sustainable Development)」


Panelists:

Dr. Ito Peng, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, Canada


Dr. Hee-Kang Kim, College of Political Science & Economics, Korea University


Ms. Mariko Sato, Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tokyo Office


Ms. Akiko Taguchi, Director, International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Japan


Moderator: Yumiko Yamamoto, Lecturer, Center for Global Partnerships and Education, Okayama University

 

16.15-16.30 Closing remarks

 

【Language】English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)


【Registration】Open to everyone

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【Admission Fee】Free

 

 

Contact information

Yumiko Yamamoto, Center for Global Partnerships and Education, Okayama University

TEL: 086-251-8557

E-mail: yumikoyamamoto(a)okayama-u.ac.jp

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