Care work and care jobs for the future of work

New ILO report Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.

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  1. © Trinity Care Foundation

    ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

    The new ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women.

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  1. Caring for the carers

    Investment in the care economy needs to be doubled to avert a looming global care crisis, says the new ILO report. Sweeping changes in policies should address the rising need for care and tackle the huge disparity between women’s and men’s care responsibilities.