Resources on Care Economy

  1. Executive Summary

    The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: A global analysis in the time of COVID-19

    13 July 2022

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    High level dialogue

    The gender pay gap in the health and care sector

    ILO and WHO will launch their latest joint report on The gender pay gap in the health and care sector during a side event High-level Political Forum. Following the presentation of the most comprehensive global analysis of gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector worldwide, a high level dialogue will examine integrated and intersectoral policy action to accelerate achievement of SDGs and boost political attention to the issue of gender equality in the health and care workforce.

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    Gender equality

    Women in the health and care sector earn 24 per cent less than men

    13 July 2022

    The most comprehensive global analysis of gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector finds that women face a larger gender pay gap than other economic sectors.

  4. Report

    The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: A global analysis in the time of COVID-19

    13 July 2022

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    Long term care for the elderly in Albania

    Albania faces a growing need of long-term care for its elderly population

    07 June 2022

    According to a recent ILO study, at least 91 thousand elderly in Albania are in need of long-term care. Less than 2 percent of them are currently receiving formal long-term care services and most of them rely on family members, in particular unpaid female carers. With a rapidly ageing population and continual out-migration, Albania is facing an imminent challenge to ensure access to affordable and quality care services for all elderly in need.

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    Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All

    Incentivizing collaboration towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals

    19 May 2022

    Progress on achieving the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is lagging, and greater multilateral collaboration, as spelt out in the SDG3 Global Action Plan, is needed, according to a new report.

  7. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, to the Development Committee

    22 April 2022

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    Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    Invest in a greener and more inclusive human-centred recovery ILO tells World Bank and IMF

    21 April 2022

    In statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasized the urgency of fostering a human-centred recovery amid a fragile outlook for 2022.

  9. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, to the IMFC

    21 April 2022

  10. Report III(B)

    Securing decent work for nursing personnel and domestic workers, key actors in the care economy

    15 March 2022

    Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (articles 19, 22 and 35 of the Constitution)