Qué es Men in Care?

Los hombres están cada vez más involucrados en el cuidado, porque no solo quieren y necesitan proveer recursos económicos, sino también quieren cuidar de sus seres queridos. Sin embargo, en toda Europa, los hombres cuidadores siguen encontrando barreras, que deben ser reducidas. Men in Care es un proyecto de 3 años (Marzo 2019- Febrero 2022) de 12 organizaciones nacionales (universidades, agentes sociales y ONG’s) co-financiado por la Comisión Europea bajo el programa EaSI (eje PROGRESS). Men in Care (MiC) pretende mejorar las condiciones laborales para facilitar que los hombres adopten roles de cuidado en siete países (Austria, Alemania, Eslovenia, España, Islandia, Noruega y Polonia). MiC evaluará cómo las políticas y la cultura empresarial pueden cambiar para facilitar que los hombres sean más activos en el cuidado de menores, personas mayores, parejas, compañeros de trabajo y amistades. El proyecto pretende involucrar a personas trabajadoras, sindicatos, empleadores y familias en identificar y compartir buenas prácticas para lograr una conciliación satisfactoria de la vida y el trabajo para los empleados. No solo las mujeres, sino también los hombres, quieren disfrutar de tiempo y flexibilidad para cuidar de ellos y de otros.

Encuentra aquí más información sobre el proyecto.

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Men, fatherhood and the COVID-19 pandemic – ESA conference presentation

What is the impact of COVID on men's engagement in care? Has pandemic created opportunities for caring men to be more visible and supported in their companies? As different studies confirm that COVID-19 pandemic resulted in women’s over-burden with home responsibilities and being obliged to combine work, home and child-care duties, we looked into situation of men in care and how this situation changed men’s lives and their burden with professional work and possibilities of performing care roles.

What is the impact of COVID on men's engagement in care? Has pandemic created opportunities for caring men to be more visible and supported in their companies? As different studies confirm that COVID-19 pandemic resulted in women’s over-burden with home responsibilities and being obliged to combine work, home and child-care duties, we looked into situation of men in care and how this situation changed men’s lives and their burden with professional work and possibilities of performing care roles. Ewelina Ciaputa, Dr. Ewa Krzaklewska and Dr. Marta Warat  from the Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow presented the results of the analysis of the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on men in care (“Men, fatherhood and the COVID-19 pandemic”) during 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association, 31 August - 3 September. The results from the qualitative interviews with employees, their partners and experts show that successful intertwining of work and care was possible thanks to the company's culture, practices and solutions that support caring masculinities, as well as access to resources available to middle-class fathers. 

Last changed: 16.07.2020