The project is aimed at promoting new knowledge that contribute to the enhancement of gender equality among caregivers in aging sector. The purpose of this project is to develop a broader network through two workshops, and to conduct a small-scale study. The participants will contribute to the gathering of existing knowledge on women as caregivers in elderly service sectors who suffer from inequality and social injustices from diverse perspectives. The questions to be explored, for example include how women’s career path as care service providers and the value of the job are apparently inconsistent; how policies prevailed in labor market interplay with Nordic welfare model when other job sectors are compared?
As the demand for caregivers are increasing in all across Nordic countries, gender equality questions in care sectors have been an issue of discussions at all levels in the policy arena. The project will bring added value in knowledge building which will help identify concrete challenges and develop a further research platform and research agenda.