"Who cares for whom? The division of household and care work in Mexico throughout the life cycle."
Estela Rivero is a research associate in Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute for Global Development, where she conducts research aimed at improving social interventions and programs around the globe. She has extensive experience in Mexico evaluating the outcomes of education initiatives and understanding the implications of household labor. Dr. Rivero received her PhD in demography and public affairs from Princeton University.
Dr. Rivero’s talk will consider how, as in most countries of the world, women in Mexico are responsible for the majority of housework and care activities. These responsibilities limit women's opportunities for engaging in paid economic activities that provide them with financial independence and the ability to leverage their bargaining power in household decisions. Additionally, by having to juggle multiple roles, women usually see their leisure and resting time affected. Dr. Rivero’s presentation will examine how household chores and care work are distributed among household members throughout the life cycle and the implications of this distribution.
The Mexico Virtual Lecture Series is a recurring online event intended to highlight the deep connections between Notre Dame and Mexico. Each lecture focuses on the current work of a Notre Dame faculty member or researcher, covering topics that vary widely from medical research to the social sciences and arts and culture.
The series is intended for a general audience and can be viewed via Zoom. Pre-registration for the session is requested and the Zoom link will be made available once registration is received.
PLEASE NOTE: Indicated event times are Eastern Daylight Time (11:00am - 12:30pm CDT).
Originally published at mexicocity.nd.edu.