child and senior care platforms

Trends such as aging populations, labour migration, changing gender relations and increasing numbers of households requiring two incomes are putting households and families in a time squeeze and are reducing the availability of intra-familial, non-waged care. Also in the sector of child and elder care, this is leading to an ongoing commodification and marketization of these services.

Against this backdrop, we understand digital platforms that connect care workers and households seeking a person to care for their children or elderly people as a symptom of the current crisis of care. Embedded in feminist geographies, we examine senior and childcare platforms and their socio-spatial impact on workers and urban spaces. We, therefore, have a particular focus on everyday life and intersectional inequalities.

Address further research questions to Christiane Meyer-Habighorst.