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SOCY 5590 Carework and Inequality (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores work and family conflicts and the tension between carework as private responsibility versus carework as a public good. We examine the private cost of motherhood and the social and economic consequences of child-raising, including those faced by low-income parents without public provision of family welfare. We return to the question, does the larger society have care responsibilities for its people? We also focus on purchased care and paid careworkers, exploring the race/class identity of this fastest-growing labor market and their care-impoverished families.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lisa Dodson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17