Resources on Care Economy

  1. News

    Sharing research findings on the potential of cooperatives in promoting universal health coverage

    28 June 2019

    On June 20, 2019 the ILO co-organized a meeting on the “Cooperatives for Health” initiative at the Biotech Campus in Geneva.

  2. Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

    World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

    03 June 2019

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

  3. Article

    The untapped potential of health cooperatives

    14 April 2019

    The role of the cooperative movement in general and health co-operatives in particular, both in tackling the challenge of decent employment worldwide and in providing health services for the underprivileged in one of the key topics discussed in this interview by Simel Esim

  4. Presentation

    Macroeconomic Implications of Population Aging: Lessons learnt and good practice

    06 March 2019

    Presentation of the ILO paper "Macroeconomic Implications of Population Aging" presented at the 2nd Framework Working Group (FWG) meeting under the Japanese G20 Presidency (Brussels, 15-16 May 2019)

  5. Report

    The Social Construction of Migrant Care Work At the intersection of care, migration and gender

    04 March 2019

    This publication examines the implications of migration in the care economy and its effects on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. It focuses on the working conditions of women and men migrants performing care work in destination countries; how migration in the care economy affects gender equality at work; and areas for policy action. The paper highlights the need for effective and coordinated policies to help improve the governance of labour migration for health-care workers, address decent work deficits of care workers for better recruitment and reten­tion and improve skills recognition and certification.

  6. Publication

    New job opportunities in an ageing society

    25 February 2019

    Co-authored paper prepared for the 1st Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 25-27 February 2019)

  7. Publication

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 3

    20 December 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

  8. ILO report key findings

    Decent Work in Portugal 2008-18: From crisis to recovery (PowerPoint Presentation)

    16 October 2018

  9. Presentation

    Care Work and Care Jobs for the Future of Decent Work

    02 October 2018

    Presentation of the main findings of the "Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work" report at the G7 Employment Task Force meeting in Vancouver (Canada), 2-3 October 2018.

  10. Publication

    Promoting adequate social protection and social security coverage for all workers, including those in non-standard forms of employment

    02 October 2018

    Promoting adequate social protection and social security coverage for all workers, including those in non-standard forms of employment (ILO/OECD).