Resources on Care Economy

  1. Event

    International Women’s Day 2022: Investing in care for all

    The ILO celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day by advocating for large-scale investments in a package of transformative care leave and services that benefit workers, children, families, businesses, societies and the planet.

  2. Publication

    Care at work: Investing in care leave and services for a more gender equal world of work

    07 March 2022

    The report provides a global overview of national laws and practices regarding care policies, namely maternity protection, paternity, parental and other care-related leave policies, as well as childcare and long-term care services.

  3. © GMB Akash / icddr,b 2022

    Care at work

    Greater investment in care could create almost 300 million jobs

    07 March 2022

    Plugging existing, significant, gaps in care services could generate almost 300 million jobs and create a continuum of care that would help to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality, and support care for children and the elderly, says new ILO report released ahead of International Women’s Day.

  4. Report

    Youth labour market resilience during the COVID-19 crisis in three middle-income countries

    02 March 2022

    Young people have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Despite support provided by governments, many young people had to rely on their individual capabilities and resources to adapt and react to these difficult times.

  5. Event

    Regional e-conference “Ageing and Long-Term Care with a Focus on National Transfer Accounts”

    This is the third webinar of a series of events aiming to foster exchanges and promote mutual learning among countries in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, on strategies, progress and remaining challenges on the extension of social health protection.

  6. © M. Crozet/ILO 2022

    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new report on care sector

    28 February 2022

  7. Online

    Gender-responsive employment policies for a job-rich and fair recovery

    A new generation of gender-responsive employment policies can play an important role to promote an inclusive and job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar will bring together experts and policymakers from different regions to share knowledge on how they have produced specific diagnostics on how women and men have been impacted by the crisis, and the ways in which they have progressed in implementing gender-responsive policies.

  8. Policy brief

    An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  9. Closing of the webinar

    Closing Remarks by Ms Tsukamoto

    22 October 2021

    Webinar - Public Works and Public Employment Programmes: What role in socioeconomic recovery?

  10. Presentation from webinar

    Employment Matters Too Much To Society To Leave To Markets Alone The Role Of Public Employment Programmes As Part Of A Social Contract For The Future Of Work, presented by Kate Philip

    22 October 2021

    Webinar - Public Works and Public Employment Programmes: What role in socioeconomic recovery?