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Date : 2021-06-02

 On June 2nd-4th, the 2021 International Care Policy Conference ["The Care Economy in Korea: Beyond COVID-19 and Towards a Sustainable Caring Society"] was hosted by the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion (CTMS) of Seoul National University , with the support of Open Society Foundations, Care Work and the Economy from American University and The Population Association of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. The objectives of the conference were: (1) To provide a platform for discussion about the ways in which policies and practices care economy can be created and recognized as a prime component for economic growth. (2) To review and learn from innovative and groundbreaking research on care economy to become equipped with this knowledge and generate ideas for the next steps. The conference brought together over 600 participants from all around the world, representing government agencies, civil society, academia, the private sector, World Bank, UN Women and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The conference served as a platform for sharing experiences of care economy at different levels, from high-level political debates to academia and civil society. Government representatives, members of academia, private corporations and multilateral institutions presented examples of good practice and lessons learned on care economy and economic growth. The main outcome of the conference was a “joint call for action”, which covers the main recommendations emerging from presentations, and discussions. 
Date : 2019. 10. 28 – 10. 31

On October 29, 2019, the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion, which was officially launched in August of this year under the Institute of International Affairs at SNU GSIS, hosted an international conference on “Values of Care Work and Social Inclusion.” Five other institutions joined efforts to lend generous support for this event, including Open Society Foundations, the largest private human rights funder in the world committed to building vibrant and inclusive societies. The conference brought together researchers and representatives from civil society organizations to share knowledge on the present state of care provisioning in South Korea, learn about the respective challenges for paid and unpaid caregivers, and discuss necessary policy changes that are grounded in recognition of the value of care work. Stories from Thailand, Malaysia, and Colombia enriched the discussion and provided better perspectives to reflect on the case of South Korea. The participants affirmed the need for enhanced cooperation between the research community and civil society so that the actual voices of care workers can be better heard in the process of policy-making. The October 29th conference was held as part of a four-day program comprising of two expert workshops and two conferences, which aimed to examine the subject of care in the context of solidarity and social inclusion. The Center, under the directorship of Professor Ki-Soo Eun of SNU GSIS, has been conducting research with a broad network of scholars for the Care Work and the Economy Project (American University) to achieve a deeper understanding of the nature of care work through the use of innovative measures and methods, and to contribute to the development of tools for shaping relevant macroeconomic and social policies.
Date : 2019-02-25

On February 25, 2019, a new project gathering organizations supporting care workers in South Korea was launched, led by Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) and its partner Seoul National University (SNU). Researchers from academia and government agencies discussed issues and challenges in getting care on the policy agenda, aiming to promote informed policies that enhance the quality of life of both those providing and receiving care. Care for children, the elderly, and other dependents is vital as it sustains human existence, enhances individual and broader societal well-being, and promotes sustainable development. Despite continuous efforts in providing benefits for individuals, families, and communities, care work is enormously undervalued. To support such agenda the CWE-GAM, a network of over 35 researchers, is producing new data and empirical evidence to advance knowledge on care work, care arrangements, and policy impacts on growth, distribution, and gender equality in South Korea. The project conducted a nationwide survey on a representative sample of paid care workers (600 respondents) and a household survey of families responsible for caring for children and/or elderly (1,000 respondents), including a 24-hour time use diary and in-depth interviews with caregivers and care recipients (90 respondents). The meeting commenced a long-term commitment to bring together researchers, the civil society, and policy communities to advance the policy discussion on care in South Korea. Over the next year, the CWE-GAM team led by SNU, will convene several small group workshops around the country and will host two more interactive conferences as well as a high-profile policy dialogue in Seoul in the Spring of 2020. The aim of the engagement is to: Support the strategic use of our research and build the capacity of groups to use research more effectively; Provide insights into the production of our research outputs and research-based materials; and Share research findings, policy recommendations, and strengthen relationships among groups and between the civil society, research, and policy communities; The project aims to build connections among and between communities and build up data and research needed by those on the frontlines working to change policy and practice. We hope such actions will lead to more informed policies that better address the needs to those providing and receiving care.
Date : 2021-06-02

 On June 2nd-4th, the 2021 International Care Policy Conference ["The Care Economy in Korea: Beyond COVID-19 and Towards a Sustainable Caring Society"] was hosted by the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion (CTMS) of Seoul National University , with the support of Open Society Foundations, Care Work and the Economy from American University and The Population Association of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. The objectives of the conference were: (1) To provide a platform for discussion about the ways in which policies and practices care economy can be created and recognized as a prime component for economic growth. (2) To review and learn from innovative and groundbreaking research on care economy to become equipped with this knowledge and generate ideas for the next steps. The conference brought together over 600 participants from all around the world, representing government agencies, civil society, academia, the private sector, World Bank, UN Women and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The conference served as a platform for sharing experiences of care economy at different levels, from high-level political debates to academia and civil society. Government representatives, members of academia, private corporations and multilateral institutions presented examples of good practice and lessons learned on care economy and economic growth. The main outcome of the conference was a “joint call for action”, which covers the main recommendations emerging from presentations, and discussions. 
Date : 2019. 10. 28 – 10. 31

On October 29, 2019, the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion, which was officially launched in August of this year under the Institute of International Affairs at SNU GSIS, hosted an international conference on “Values of Care Work and Social Inclusion.” Five other institutions joined efforts to lend generous support for this event, including Open Society Foundations, the largest private human rights funder in the world committed to building vibrant and inclusive societies. The conference brought together researchers and representatives from civil society organizations to share knowledge on the present state of care provisioning in South Korea, learn about the respective challenges for paid and unpaid caregivers, and discuss necessary policy changes that are grounded in recognition of the value of care work. Stories from Thailand, Malaysia, and Colombia enriched the discussion and provided better perspectives to reflect on the case of South Korea. The participants affirmed the need for enhanced cooperation between the research community and civil society so that the actual voices of care workers can be better heard in the process of policy-making. The October 29th conference was held as part of a four-day program comprising of two expert workshops and two conferences, which aimed to examine the subject of care in the context of solidarity and social inclusion. The Center, under the directorship of Professor Ki-Soo Eun of SNU GSIS, has been conducting research with a broad network of scholars for the Care Work and the Economy Project (American University) to achieve a deeper understanding of the nature of care work through the use of innovative measures and methods, and to contribute to the development of tools for shaping relevant macroeconomic and social policies.
Date : 2019-02-25

On February 25, 2019, a new project gathering organizations supporting care workers in South Korea was launched, led by Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) and its partner Seoul National University (SNU). Researchers from academia and government agencies discussed issues and challenges in getting care on the policy agenda, aiming to promote informed policies that enhance the quality of life of both those providing and receiving care. Care for children, the elderly, and other dependents is vital as it sustains human existence, enhances individual and broader societal well-being, and promotes sustainable development. Despite continuous efforts in providing benefits for individuals, families, and communities, care work is enormously undervalued. To support such agenda the CWE-GAM, a network of over 35 researchers, is producing new data and empirical evidence to advance knowledge on care work, care arrangements, and policy impacts on growth, distribution, and gender equality in South Korea. The project conducted a nationwide survey on a representative sample of paid care workers (600 respondents) and a household survey of families responsible for caring for children and/or elderly (1,000 respondents), including a 24-hour time use diary and in-depth interviews with caregivers and care recipients (90 respondents). The meeting commenced a long-term commitment to bring together researchers, the civil society, and policy communities to advance the policy discussion on care in South Korea. Over the next year, the CWE-GAM team led by SNU, will convene several small group workshops around the country and will host two more interactive conferences as well as a high-profile policy dialogue in Seoul in the Spring of 2020. The aim of the engagement is to: Support the strategic use of our research and build the capacity of groups to use research more effectively; Provide insights into the production of our research outputs and research-based materials; and Share research findings, policy recommendations, and strengthen relationships among groups and between the civil society, research, and policy communities; The project aims to build connections among and between communities and build up data and research needed by those on the frontlines working to change policy and practice. We hope such actions will lead to more informed policies that better address the needs to those providing and receiving care.