Care is on the ballot: Why COVID-19 should push American voters to pay greater attention to the care economy

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

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Presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, the Big Thinking lecture series is committed to bringing big ideas in the humanities and social sciences to new audiences – creating opportunities for researchers to challenge and inspire policy makers, citizens, academics, students and community members on the critical questions of our time.

The next Big Thinking lecture is happening on Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. This lecture by Rachel Brickner, moderated by Ito Peng and entitled “Care is on the ballot: Why COVID-19 should push American voters to pay greater attention to the care economy,” will show how the dilemmas about reopening schools offer insights into the importance of taking the care economy seriously this election – and the implications for how Americans provide and receive care if voters do not.

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Rachel Brickner
Professor of Politics, Acadia University

Ito Peng,
Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy, University of Toronto

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