Conference on migration and caregiving to be held in Seoul

Migration and caregiving experts will meet next week at Seoul National University in Gwanak District, south of Seoul, to discuss aging societies and the future of the economy of care delivery.

The 2022 International Care Conference, to be held next Wednesday and Thursday, will address the “demographic security crisis” looming over Asia caused by declining fertility rates and an aging population, said Thursday. the university’s Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion in a statement.

The hosts of the conference are Center for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion, Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies – KOICA Development Cooperation Policy Program and Korea Association of women’s studies.

The conference will include presentations on the reality of caregiving in Asian countries such as Mongolia and Sri Lanka, domestic demand for migrant social workers in Korea, and youth perspectives on the issue of caregiving. said the center.

Overseas participants will include Maria Floro, professor emeritus at American University and expert in global care economics; Elizabeth King, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank; and Ito Peng, a professor at the University of Toronto and a leading expert on international migration and caregiving in East Asia.

Wednesday discussions are for invitees only. Thursday’s discussions are open to the public online and in person, with simultaneous interpretation in English and Korean.

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