Gender, Carework and Equality in Canada: Show me the money!
Professor Lorna Turnbull, WiSE Visiting Professor, will talk about Gender, Carework and Equality in Canada: Show me the money! at a seminar on Monday 15 May, 11am, Room W108. All welcome, refreshments will be provided.
Lorna Turnbull is a professor and former dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Double Jeopardy: Motherwork and the Law and has been concerned with the economic impacts of caring for the past two decades. Her more recent work has begun to focus on children and others who need care with a view to understanding the impacts of supporting care work for care recipients. She looks at all of these questions through the lens of the Canadian Constitutional guarantee of gender equality. In this talk she hopes to explore with participants how the dependency created by carework creates inequalities for those doing the carework. She is interested in whether policies that improve the inequality result in better outcomes for the carers and the children or adults receiving care. In particular she is interested in exploring basic income as a means to rectify inequality.