Resources on Care Economy
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.
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.
Formalizing informal employment of domestic workers through cooperatives in Trinidad & Tobago
01 December 2016
A First Step Toward Strengthening Domestic Workers’ Cooperatives in Trinidad and Tobago
16 June 2016
Peru ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention (No. 183)
19 May 2016
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.
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.
Providing Care through Cooperatives 1: Survey and Interview Findings
03 March 2016
Cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.This report lists challenges and opportunities that cooperatives face in the care sector, highlighting resources that cooperatives need in order to be viable care providers, enterprises and employers.
Cooperatives moving into the care economy
26 October 2015
An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.
International Women’s Day 2015
The motherhood pay gap: A review of the issues, theory and international evidence
06 March 2015
Evidence that mothers suffer a wage penalty over and above the penalty for being a woman raises concerns not only for gender equality but also for the capacity of societies to manage a sustainable balance between their economic aims of active female participation in paid work and the social aims of providing a fair distribution of income to support the reproduction and rearing of children. These concerns underpin ILO Conventions designed to combat inequality in women’s position in paid employment, especially associated with motherhood status.