Resources on Care Economy

  1. Presentation

    Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

    10 March 2018

    Presentation prepared for the G7 Employment Task Force Meeting (Vancouver, 2-3 Oct 2018)

  2. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago moving toward enhancing sustainability of their cooperative

    21 February 2018

    The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.

  3. Issue Briefs

    No.3 Addressing care for inclusive labour markets and gender equality

    20 February 2018

    This Issue Brief examines the centrality of care work in labour markets and society. It considers the contribution of care work to advancing gender equality and points to the importance of promoting transformative care policies.

  4. Document

    Care Provision through Cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE)

    01 January 2018

    Today, care is provided in myriad forms, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with a disability or illness. The need for care is growing worldwide, driven by demographic shifts including the growing ageing population and the rising number of persons living with chronic illnesses. As people-centred, principle driven, member-owned businesses, cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.

  5. News

    Exploring the potential of cooperatives in advancing universal health coverage

    28 November 2017

  6. Publication

    Maternity protection and workers with family responsibilities in the formal and informal economy of Ghana. Practices, gaps and measures for improvement

    23 November 2017

  7. Working Paper No. 1 / 2017

    Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.

  8. Presentation

    Care Jobs and the Care Economy: Framing the issues for the future of decent work

    10 July 2017

    Presentation for the 5th Conference on Regulating Decent Work by Prof. Susan Himmelweit

  9. 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.

  10. 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.