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Economies of Interest: Care Economy

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Economies of Interest: Care Economy

At the core of the Care Economy is a concern for human welfare, be it tending to the needs of our ageing population, keeping our working population up to date with the latest skillsets via training, or cultivating a socially mindful and aware society with regards to emotional and mental health. Pertinent skills for professionals in the Care Economy include stakeholder management, a firm grasp of conduct and ethics, and inclusive practices.

Here are some resources to get you started on the key skills that are valued in the Care Economy. Bring care, support, and the human touch to those who need it the most, with a meaningful career in the Care Economy.


As the Care Economy Expands, Here's What You Need to Know
Emma Charlton. Published on 28 May, 2021.

This article from the World Economic Forum analyses the expansion of jobs in the care sector, the types of roles that are being created to meet the needs of an evolving demographic, and what skill clusters are in demand as a result.

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What is the Care Economy and Why Should We Care?
Ito Peng. Published on 2 April, 2021.

Useful basic definitions and explanations about the Care Economy, the true scale of the work done in this industry, and how the Care Economy is projected to remain a relevant industry due to its relevance to society at large.

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Starting A Career In The Healthcare Industry
Aaryan Singh. Published on 4 June, 2021.

The healthcare industry may seem a daunting one to enter at first glance, many assume that they might need medical qualifications to even hit entry criteria. However, the scope of the healthcare industry is much farther reaching than purely medicine. This article lists out the various roles that exist in the healthcare ecosystem, which may help to flesh out one’s viewpoint.

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Decent Work in the Care Economy
by International Labour Organization

A large amount of care work often goes unpaid, with the burden of these duties falling on mostly female family members and caregivers. With the burgeoning demand for care services and the exponential growth of the care economy, defining the parameters of care work and setting appropriate industry standards and practices for fair and decent work has never been more important.

Source: Decent Work in the Care Economy (2020, February 27). International Labour Organization.

The Care Economy - Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on it
by Asset Funders Network

This video by the Asset Funders Networks illustrates how the care economy essentially supports the rest of a country’s economic function via its vast area of impact, and why it is imperative to have policies and infrastructure that protects those employed in this sector.

Source: The Care Economy - Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on it (2021, June 11). Asset Funders Network.

Meet The Male Pre-school Teacher
by CNA Insider

Experience a day in the life of pre-school teacher Lorbert as he navigates the female-dominated childcare industry, and the stigma that comes alongside being a male pre-school teacher. Lorbert talks about his own experiences with negative gender stereotypes and expounds on reasons why men are oftentimes not keen to join the childcare industry.

Source: Meet The Male Pre-school Teacher (2019, June 29). CNA Insider.


eLearning videos from Udemy

Udemy Business Course 1

Unconscious Bias: Fuel Diversity and Become a Better You

Biases often start from within, an unconscious set of thought processes and habits that have been bred into each and every one of us by the environments that we grew up in. In this course, learn to uncover and combat these unconscious biases, to better open your minds and hearts to other people.

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Udemy Business Course 2

Leadership Ethics and Integrity: A Comprehensive Guide!

Ethics and integrity are especially crucial in handling sensitive matters prevalent in the care industry. A good grasp of the concepts of ethics, integrity, and morality sets up the foundation for tackling difficult situations and managing clashing interests between various parties. Everyone can benefit from a better understanding of the ethical and moral systems that guide our collective actions.

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Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald
Call Number: 155.92 BAN

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 2013

In Blindspot, psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald lead readers to question the extent to which our unconscious perceptions of social groups shape our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential. The authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a revolutionary method which scientists have used to learn about the human mind, and to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment between their behaviours with their intentions.



The Essential Companion to Talking Therapy
Karin Blak

Publisher: Watkins Media, 2021

With an increase in awareness in mental health issues, comes an increase in demand for care services such as counselling and therapy. However, this sector remains shrouded in mystery and stigma. Karin Blak’s book hopes to dispel common myths and misunderstandings about therapy by providing a comprehensive guide to the entire process, what therapy is best used for, and how proper therapy practices are conducted.



Modern Mentoring (Summary)
Randy Emelo

Publisher: getAbstract, 2017.

This summary outlines the key points of the book Modern Mentoring. Part of the demand for care economy services is for professional and personal development, and having a mentor is essential to that. However, one-to-one traditional mentoring is not often feasible due to resource constraints. Emelo suggests a learning group type format, in which everyone is concurrently both advisor and learner. The benefits of such human interaction can be felt regardless of industry.