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Is young people's care gendered? International perspectives

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00
This webinar is free to attend and will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams.The link to the webinar will be sent prior to the event.
Geraldine Boyle

A research webinar hosted by The Open University.

Event details:

As well as hosting presentations from international speakers, this event will initiate an international research network on young people's gendered caring.

To book your place please email Geraldine Boyle ( stating if you are also interested in joining the international research network.

Presentations and speakers:

Young women's stories of intergenerational care: Findings from a Canadian-based study.
Dr Marjorie Silverman, University of Ottawa

Young people’s caring – from resilience to equity. A UK study.
- Dr Geraldine Boyle, The Open University

Care as an inequality-creating phenomenon: Intersectional analysis of thecare practices of young female carers in Istanbul.
- Dr Başak Akkan, Bogazici University, Turkey

Gender issues with regards to adolescent young carers in Switzerland
- Prof. Agnes Leu, Kalaidos University, Switzerland


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