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Work, care and public policies: professional training, intermediation and access to employment

Grant number: 15/08047-1
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: July 10, 2015 - November 29, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Nadya Araujo Guimarães
Grantee:Nadya Araujo Guimarães
Visiting researcher: Helena Sumiko Hirata
Visiting researcher institution: Centre de Recherches Sociologiques et Politiques de Paris (CRESPPA), France
Host Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07616-7 - CEM - Center for Metropolitan Studies, AP.CEPID


The research plan proposed by Dr. Helena Hirata will be integrated to the activities encompassed by the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) Sub-project 2.1 on "Labor Market, policies and opportunities", in course under the coordination of Dr. Nadya Araujo Guimarães, who will be hosting the visiting researcher. Dr. Helena Hirata is a CEM / CEPID associated researcher working together with our team from outside Brazil. She has been developing a long-term intellectual dialogue and various research projects in collaboration with CEM, especially with Dr. Nadya Araujo Guimarães. From the very beginning of CEM on 2001, both professors engaged in comparative studies on metropolitan labor markets, with outstanding results in terms of research, events and publications (more details in the "Research Plan" attached to this proposal).The goals to be reached during this visiting research project are divided into four main areas: 1. To conduct research activities in partnership with the Center for Metropolitan Studies team; 2. To contribute to the high quality of graduate teaching activities and young researchers training at the University of Sao Paulo; 3. To prepare publications in progress in partnership with Dr. Araujo Guimarães; 4. To participate in interchange activities, both academic (seminars, colloquium) and in support to civil society organizations. In each of these four areas, and for assessment of FAPESP, the main expected outputs are: 1. As for research activities we expect: a) To finish an exploratory fieldwork in the city of São Paulo observing labor market intermediaries which perform caregivers' professional training and job placement; b) To prepare a new research project on '"Care work as a marketable service: intermediaries and caregivers in the metropolitan region of São Paulo", departing from the achievements of this exploratory fieldwork started in 2014; 2. As for teaching and training activities, the main goals are: a) To set up a Seminar on "Work and Gender" (as a partnership between the Graduate Program in Sociology - PPGS/USP and the Center for Metropolitan Studies); b) To advise graduate students at the PPGS / USP; 3) As for publications, we aim at: a) Finishing the preparation of two edited books manuscripts: the first one - "Genre, classe, race. Travailler en France et au Brésil, to be published in France; the second - "Gênero, classe e raça. Trabalhar no Brasil e na França", to be published in Brazil. Chapters are revised versions of papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on "Work, care and public policies. Brazil and France in comparison". Drs Hirata and Araujo Guimaraes played important role as conference organizers and take part of the editorial board for those books; b) Advance on the manuscript preparation of "Theory and practice of care in a comparative perspective", Dr. Hirata new book presenting her main findings from the fieldwork conducted in Sao Paulo, Paris and Tokyo (from 2010 to 2014). 4. As for the participation in exchange activities, some other goals are expected: a) Participate in different Colloquia at Brazilian universities: Campinas, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Federal University of Bahia; b) Participation in a roundtable at the National Congress of ABET - Brazilian Association for Labor Studies (in S. Paulo, Campinas); c) Participation in a roundtable at the International Congress on Care and Gender, to be held in Bogota, Colombia, sponsored by the National University of Colombia and the Universities of los Andes and Javeriana; d) Cooperate and support the working group for the Ford Plant Commission memory recall (data covering the period from 1981 up to the present) (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
The economics of caregiving 
La economía del cuidar 
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