Carework: People, Policies, and Politics
In 2012, a number of CWW Associates are working on an edited volume that will specifically address the unique vulnerabilities and opportunities for paid care workers. Mignon Duffy is one of the co-editors as well as a contributing author, and CWW Associates Meg Bond, Robin Toof, Michelle Haynes, and Laura Punnett will all be involved in writing chapters. We have received an advance contract from Rutgers University Press for Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work. We are also hosting a mini-conference at the meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society in Boston in March 2012 which will focus on paid care work and feature many of the volume contributors.
Project Working WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) is an endeavor of the Center for Women and Work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Started in January 2006 with a grant from the National Science Foundation, this project successfully planned and organized an intergenerational and interdisciplinary conference in April of 2007 on workplace factors associated with women's success in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Since the conference, Project Working WISE has concentrated on outreach and dissemination of results. Back