#1 Understanding the Care Economy: 2021 Int’l Care Conference Opening (10/01/2021)

#1 Understanding the Care Economy: 2021 Int’l Care Conference Opening (10/01/2021)

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We are excited to share with you our special Weekly Newsletter for the next weeks, featuring videos, quotes and policy briefs from the 2021 International Care Conference.

This week, we will revisit the opening remarks from extraordinary speakers that kicked off this Conference, accompanied by a thought-provoking research 
on the impact of COVID-19 in work-family balance.  
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2021 CARE POLICY CONFERENCE OPENING REMARKS

The 2021 International Care Policy Conference was joined by renown figures participating in the topic of care economy. Click this video to listen to the opening remarks from:
 
Chung Young-Ai, Minister of Gender Equality and Family from the Republic of Korea
Mark Malloch-Brown, President of Open Society Foundations
Jeongwoo Choi, CEO of POSCO
Maria Floro, Professor of Economics at American University
"To assess the value of care across borders and to encourage gender equality in sharing care, there should be both domestic efforts and international solidarity and cooperation."
-Young-Ai Chung
Minister of Gender Equality and Family
"Everybody should have a voice in the policies that affect them, this is certainly true for the women and care workers who are the backbone of so much of the global economy."
-Mark Malloch-Brown
President of Open Society Foundations
"Even if excellent policies and system are arranged, without the direct participation of companies, it will be difficult to overcome the care crisis, low birthrate, and aging trends."
-Jeongwoo Choi
CEO of POSCO
"Care of people as with the care of environment, encompasses intergenerational issues concerning relationships and commitments between the current generation and future generations."
-Maria Floro
Professor of Economics at American University

WHO QUIT DURING COVID-19? MOM OR DAD?

Unexpected childcare responsibilities put pressure on parents all over the world. But who was more affected? Dr. Jiweon Jun shares with us her findings on the impact of COVID-19 on Korean parents, and how these families dealt with the care crisis. 
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