Margarita Estevez-Abe teaches at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She taught at Harvard University before joining Syracuse and served as the first chair of Public Policy at Collegio Carlo Alberto (a research institute in Turin, Italy). Her research explores the intersection of welfare states, gender and the models of capitalism. Her work includes Welfare Capitalism in Postwar Japan (Cambridge University Press) and two projects that she headed were published as special journal issues, Outsourcing of Domestic and Care Work (Special Issue, Social Politics) and Beyond Familialism (Special Issue, Journal of European Social Policy). She is currently completing a book entitled Globalizing the Family in East Asia based on an original survey of marriage migrants in Taiwan, Japan and Korea, and is writing a book on the Political Economy of Demographic Aging in Germany, Italy and Japan.