Silke Staab worked at UNRISD as a Research Analyst on the Political and Social Economy of Care Project between June 2008 and May 2010.
She obtained a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cologne in 2005, and specialized in the area of gender and migration during a Fulbright-funded year of graduate studies in California. Her interest in the care economy stems from her research on migration and domestic service, which involved field work on Peruvian migrant women in Chile in 2002.
Prior to UNRISD, Silke spent two years in Santiago de Chile working for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), where she engaged in the analysis and evaluation of social development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Besides social policy, gender and care, her research interests included migration and the politics of public policy.
- 'Social investment in Chile and Latin America: Towards Equal Opportunities for Women and Children?', in: Journal of Social Policy 39(4), 2010.
- Early Childhood Education and Care Policies in Latin America: For women or children or both? Gender and Development Programme Paper No. 10, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD): Geneva, 2010 (co-authored with Roberto Gerhard).
- 'Gender, Poverty and Inequality: The Role of Markets, States and Households', in: Chant, Sylvia (ed.): The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty, Edward Elgar Publishing: Northampton, 2010 (co-authored with Shahra Razavi).
- ‘The Dual Discourse about Peruvian Domestic Workers in Santiago de Chile: Class, Race, and a Nationalist Project.’ Latin American Journal of Politics and Society 48(1): 87-116, 2006 (co-authored with Kristen Hill Maher).
- In search of work: International Migration of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean', Women and Development Series 51, ECLAC-GTZ Project «Labor policies from a gender perspective», Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC): Santiago de Chile, 2004.