Resources on Care Economy

  1. UN Women - ILO Joint Programme

    Technical workshop on Care, Decent Work and Macroeconomic Policy

    This technical workshop will showcase results of the UN Women and - ILO Joint Programme collaboration, inform on key lessons learnt, share innovative approaches, and reflect on issues and strategic future perspectives on care, decent work and macroeconomic policy.

  2. © M. Lopez/World Economic Forum 2023

    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

  3. © BWI 2023

    Launch of the ILO Report on Care at Work:

    Greater investment in care services could create more than 10 million jobs in Indonesia

    29 November 2022

    The ILO launches its new report on care at work, highlighting the benefits of investing in care services and policies to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality and support care for children and the elderly in Indonesia.

  4. Care economy

    Closing gaps in leaves and care services would generate millions of formal jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially for women

    08 November 2022

    Despite the progress made in the last decade, there are still large regulatory and enforcement gaps in maternity protection, leaves, and child and elderly care in the countries of the region.

  5. ILO Working paper 82

    Long-term care in the context of population ageing: a rights-based approach to universal coverage

    20 October 2022

    With the acceleration of population ageing, the achieving of healthy ageing is becoming a global imperative and social protection policies and social security systems have an important role to play in this endeavour.

  6. © A. Guyot / ILO 2023

    Voices

    I am not a madman, I am an early childhood teacher

    06 September 2022

    Federico Trotta has overcome prejudice and stigma to become an early childhood teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina – a profession that many believe is a “feminine” career.

  7. Executive Summary

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

    11 August 2022

  8. Report

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

  9. © K. Ozvardar / ILO 2023

    Global Employment Trends for Youth

    Recovery in youth employment is still lagging, says ILO

    11 August 2022

    A new report, issued ahead of International Youth Day, shows large regional differences in young people's prospects in the labour market.

  10. Executive Summary

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

    13 July 2022