Resources on Care Economy

  1. Report

    Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

    28 June 2018

    This report 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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    Care economy

    ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

    28 June 2018

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

  3. Media advisory

    ILO to launch new report addressing the looming global care crisis

    20 June 2018

  4. News

    ILO hosts partners meeting on cooperative responses to advancing public health

    28 May 2018

    ILO hosts partners meeting to discuss the next steps on research exploring the potential of cooperatives to advance public health in Cameroon and Kenya.

  5. News

    Discussing next steps toward advancing universal health coverage through cooperatives

    26 April 2018

    During the Geneva Health Forum in April 2018, the research findings on the potential of cooperatives in advancing universal health coverage were presented to discuss next steps with a range of stakeholders.

  6. Publication

    Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers' child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    25 April 2018

    Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the ILO's previous studies with cases from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.

  7. Publication

    Advancing domestic workers’ rights through cooperatives in Trinidad and Tobago: An ILO, NUDE and SWCC initiative

    18 April 2018

    This brief summarizes one example of the ILO’s work in advancing domestic workers’ cooperatives. The ILO supported the National Union of Domestic Workers (NUDE) in Trinidad and Tobago to provide their members with access to employment opportunities and improved working conditions through a cooperative society.

  8. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 95

    Conceptualizing the role of intermediaries in formalizing domestic work

    04 April 2018

  9. News

    A step taken toward a common social cooperative framework in Turkey

    28 March 2018

    ILO representative joined a conference toward creating a common legal and institutional framework for emerging social cooperatives in Turkey.

  10. 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)