Conceptualizing the Foundation of Inequalities in Care Work

@article{Romero2016ConceptualizingTF,
  title={Conceptualizing the Foundation of Inequalities in Care Work},
  author={Mary Eunice Romero and Nancy P{\'e}rez},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2016},
  volume={60},
  pages={172 - 188}
}
Over the past decade, social science researchers in the area of feminism, labor, immigration, and family have written extensively on the care work crisis and globalized care work. Depending on how broadly care work is conceived, these writings emphasize unique aspects of gender, race, class, and/or citizenship inequalities. Second wave of feminist perspectives, for instance, identify housework and most work culturally defined as “women’s work”—including all paid health occupations dominated by… 
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