Junior Scholar Seminar: 25 June 2021

Underrated contributions of elderly care: Singapore and Taiwan

Lynn Ng Yu Ling, PhD Candidate (Political Science), University of Victoria

Friday, 25 June 2021, 10-11am Singapore time (GMT +8), via Zoom

Framed as a proposal, this presentation will introduce the research topic, theoretical framework and suggested methodologies for investigating how gender and race attitudes operate in the elderly care industry. This research suggests a comparative analysis of the experiences of elderly care stakeholders working in Singapore and Taiwan. The potential informants include healthcare workers and managers in nursing homes, Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) and domestic employers, NGO staff and managers of placement agencies. The intellectual resources consulted include the feminist political economy and racial capitalism scholarship, while data analysis (in the upcoming months) will be attempted from a grounded theory perspective.

Lynn Ng is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. Previously, she completed a BA (Hons) in Geography at Durham University (UK) and an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge (UK). Her interests are in attitudes of gender and race in care work.

Ng’s seminar is organised in collaboration with the University of Victoria Department of Political Science and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI).


Anju Mary Paul is an international migration scholar with a research focus on migration to, from, and within Asia. She is especially interested in how gender, labour, race and ethnicity, as well as class intersect at the moment of migration and the post-migration experience. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. More.


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