‘Care in the UK is now intimately connected with austerity policies,’ according to Beverley Skeggs, Professor of Sociology and former Academic Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme based at the London School of Economics. She was one of three panellists taking part in a live-streamed seminar, ‘Care Economies: A conversation about Cuba, equity and the future’. Organised by the Atlantic Institute in partnership with Cuba Platform, participants also included Saida Ali, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, and Professor Daybel Pañellas, from the University of Havana. They discussed care systems in different economies across the world, questioning why domestic work carried out chiefly by women and girls is largely underpaid and undervalued.
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