Global Work and Family Issues in Emerging Economies


The aim of the Global Work and Family Issues in Emerging Economies Networking Community is to research families and work in the context (local and global) of emerging economies of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


  • To explore work systems and worker identity in emerging economies.
  • To understand the changing nature of work and family and its local contexts in under-researched societies.
  • To examine the social and cultural norms surrounding livelihoods and their impact on working individuals, families, and groups.
  • To engage with intersectionalities (gender, race/ethnicity, class, age, and nationality, occupations, incomes, labor laws, work systems) and other locally and globally relevant categories, groupings, and variables.
  • To build local-cultural relevance informed by different countries into policy surrounding work and family issues.
  • To influence policy through organizational and policy-based advocacy globally and locally.


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Chair: Shweta Singh, Loyola University Chicago;
Member: Bhavani Arabandi, Rice University;
Member: Ameeta Jaga, University of Cape Town;
Member: Ana Šimunić, University of Zadar;
Member: Lalitha Urs, University of Minnesota;