The crisis of care, international migration, and public policy

  title={The crisis of care, international migration, and public policy},
  author={Lourdes Bener{\'i}a},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={1 - 21}
Abstract Focusing on Europe's reconciliation policies, aimed to balance family and labor market work, this paper explores whether some of the legislative efforts introduced in Europe during the past decade could be applied to Latin American countries with important migrant populations, such as Bolivia and Ecuador. This paper argues that there are differences between Northern and Southern countries that would influence the effectiveness of these kinds of policies in the South. Three differences… Expand
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Comparing Labor Market Trajectories of Refugee Women to Other Immigrant and Native-Born Women in the United States
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  • Political Science
  • Feminist Economics
  • 2020
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  • Economics, Medicine
  • Cambridge journal of economics
  • 1979
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