#2 COVID-19: Care for Migrant Women and the Elderly (10/08/2021)

#2 COVID-19: Care for Migrant Women and the Elderly (10/08/2021)

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Did you enjoy our first Weekly Newsletter? Great! Because we have much more in store. This week we follow the conversations of the hardships migrant female workers faced during COVID-19 and how Korea is navigating its elderly care system as demographic changes are restructuring the country's economic plans. Moreover, check this week's feature policy brief on the study of care economy.
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THE FORGOTTEN ONES

Imagine this.  Looking for opportunities you've migrated to a new country but suddenly, COVID-19 hits. What happens then? Dr. Hyuna Moon, Senior researcher at the Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion, presents us in this video the situation of migrant women workers in Korea, and how their status as migrants has excluded them from jobs, and even much-needed emergency relief grants during COVID-19.
WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF CARING LABOR? "CLOSE TO 5% OF GDP" | STUDIES ON THE CARE ECONOMY 

From clean air to racism, there are things that exist but are invisible in the world. The same is true for unpaid care work performed by each family. Caring for children and the elderly greatly contributes to the maintenance and development of our society, and it can also yield the share of GDP. Various studies on the caring economy conducted by scholars around the world reminds us of the scale and importance of the care economy that exists but fail to recognize at times.
 
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THE FOCUS ON ELDERS
 
Governments rushed to protect the elderly population as elders became one of the most affected targets by COVID-19. Dr. Yunkyung Lee, Director for the Department of Population Policy Research at the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, navigates the elderly care system in Korea in this presentation.
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