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Mignon Duffy

Mignon Duffy

Mignon Duffy is an Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Massachusetts Lowell who studies the paid care labor force, particularly its intersections with gender, race and class inequalities.

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Women-dominated child and home care work is critical infrastructure

By: - May 19, 2021

A fiery debate has erupted over the definition of “infrastructure.” Does it mean roads, broadband and other physical structures included in the traditional meaning of infrastructure? Or should it have a broader definition that includes other important parts of the economy, such as workers who care for children, older adults and people with disabilities? President […]