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Equal Care Bremen 2021: For a Stable Care System

Care work is not only unequally distributed in times of crisis. Strain, however, is particularly visible in the pandemic. On Friday, March 5, 2021, the digital event Equal Care Bremen 2021 – For a Stable Care System will raise awareness for the situation of care providers.

“The pandemic has made it clear that our care system is unstable,” says Dr. Sonja Bastin, a sociologist at the University of Bremen and one of the three organizers of Equal Care Bremen 2021 – For a Stable Care System (“Equal Care Bremen 2021 – für ein krisenfestes Sorgesystem”).

Care work, whether it is career-based or private, is mainly done by women. “Alongside socioeconomic effects, the unequal distribution and lack of appreciation of care work go hand-in-hand with dependencies, psycho-emotional risks, repeated strain, overworking, and violence,” summarizes Andrea Schäfer, sociologist at the University of Bremen and another organizer. According to Hanna Schaub, sociologist and the third organizer, this year’s Equal Care Bremen is to place the stated consequences and possible solutions in the center of the discussion.

The Bremen event will take place as part of the national Equal Care Day. The event is being organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Global Dynamics of Social Policy collaborative research center at the University of Bremen, in cooperation with the Bremen Chamber of Labour, the Bremen Central Office for the Realization of Women’s Equality (“Bremischen Zentralstelle für die Verwirklichung der Gleichberechtigung der Frau – ZGF”), and the klische*esc association.

Further Information:

The event program: https://equalcareday.de/termin/equal-care-bremen-2021-fuer-ein-krisenfestes-sorgesystem/

Those interested are asked to register via email by March 2, 2021: ecdprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.
An access link will be sent via email a few days prior to the event.

Contact:

Dr. Sonja Bastin
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-66358
Email: sbastinprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Andrea Schäfer
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-57095    
Email: andrea.schaeferprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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Care work, whether it is career-based or private, is mainly done by women.