New WiSE Report, ‘Stubbornly Sticky’ released and New Webinar Event announced as part of our Conversations on Care series and ahead of the UN International Day of Care and Support.
Nina Teasdale and Katy Gillespie, 16 October 2023
The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice is excited to share our new report ‘Stubbornly Sticky: Exploring, Through Lived Realities, the Impact of COVID-19 on the Caring Roles of Heterosexual Couples in Scotland.’ DOI: https://doi.org/10.59019/PQAM3894
in collaboration with Oxfam Scotland.
Written by PhD researcher Katy Gillespie and Dr Nina, Teasdale, ‘Stubbornly Sticky’ follows the WiSE report COVID-19 and the Centrality of Care published earlier in the year and funded by the Scottish Government COVID-19 Learning and Evaluation Group (DOI: https://doi.org/10.59019/SERJ9673.) The new report showcases in-depth exploration of six couples’ experiences of managing unpaid care responsibilities and paid work throughout the pandemic’s lockdown periods in Scotland. The case studies offer rich stories and insight into the complexity of ‘lived-realities’, prioritising the voices of the participants, their experiences and the wider social and economic implications of their stories.
As part of sharing our report, we are hosting through the WiSE Conversations on Care Series, with support from Oxfam Scotland, an online event on Thursday 26 October from 11am to 12.45, ahead of the first UN International Day of Care and Support.
Please join us at the online event and contribute to the conversation. The forum will ask: how can we better share and value household care and domestic work?
Participants will hear insights from WiSE research on the impact of the pandemic and from in-depth interviews with families on their experiences of juggling unpaid care work and paid employment.
Chaired by Professor Angela O’Hagan, expert contributions will also be provided by representatives from Lucy Hughes, Engender, Leena Patel, Oxfam UK and Amber Parkes, UN Women and the focus of the conversation will be on the opportunities and drivers that could lead to a transformative and sustained redistribution and revaluation of caring and domestic work.
The event is free, you can register and find more details about the event below.