Resources on Care Economy

  1. Facebook interview

    What’s the true value of the care economy?

    05 July 2017

    Care is crucial for the well-being of individuals and society. Yet it remains undervalued and underpaid, with many carers suffering poor working conditions. In this live interview from the Regulating for Decent Work Conference in Geneva, we explore the true value of the care economy.

  2. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago develop a business plan for their cooperative

    22 June 2017

    On May 12 to 13, the ILO organised a workshop with domestic workers and their union in Trinidad and Tobago to develop a business plan for their cooperative. The workshop used the C-BED methodology, a low cost, action-based and participatory group learning approach designed by the ILO to help entrepreneurs and micro-business owners in planning and improving their businesses.

  3. Publication

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

    14 June 2017

    This report provides a portrait of the situation of women in the world of work today and their progress over the past 20 years.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Italian social cooperatives working together for the benefit of the communities

    04 April 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. In this issue ILO interviewed Ms Vittoria Burton, Head of Research and Development of Consorzio Copernico in North-West Italy. Prior to joining Consorzio Copernico in 2015, she worked at one of the six cooperatives constituting Consorzio Copernico as Chair and Educational Coordinator from 1997 to 2015.

  5. Publication

    Providing Care through Cooperatives 2: Literature Review and Case Studies

    01 March 2017

    Today, care is provided in myriad forms, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with a disability or illness. What is more, the need for care is growing worldwide, driven by demographic shifts including the growing ageing population and the rising number of persons living with illnesses.

  6. News

    Formalizing informal employment of domestic workers through cooperatives in Trinidad & Tobago

    01 December 2016

  7. News

    A First Step Toward Strengthening Domestic Workers’ Cooperatives in Trinidad and Tobago

    16 June 2016

  8. Maternity Protection

    Peru ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention (No. 183)

    19 May 2016

  9. Report

    Women at Work Trends 2016

    08 March 2016

    This report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change.

  10. Publication

    Women at Work: Trends 2016 [Summary]

    08 March 2016

    The Women at Work report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change.