Resources on Care Economy

  1. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    Assessing the employment situation in five countries and promoting a gender responsive structural transformation

    09 February 2024

    A consolidated report on lessons learned and policy insights

  2. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    SAM-based analysis of gendered employment sectoral strategies in Ethiopia

    09 February 2024

  3. UN Women - ILO Policy Tool

    Gendered employment analysis and policy recommendations in Ethiopia

    09 February 2024

    Evidence from Hawassa and Yirgalem Intergrated Industrial Parks

  4. Social experiment on care economy

    Women work 100 hours per week but still consider unproductive: Magdalene-ILO Care work social experiment

    18 January 2024

    What happens if you are paid to do care work that you usually do at home?

  5. Care economy

    Towards golden Indonesia with equality in care work

    21 November 2023

    The ILO organizes an interactive discussion session examining the key findings of its workers' perception survey on care work, conducted in collaboration with KataData Insight Centre.

  6. © ILO 2024

    Care economy

    Childcare allows an informal, working mother to care and support her family

    20 November 2023

    This is the life journey of Siti Riyanti, a working mother of two who has been able to support her family and take care of her sons with the support of a quality, affordable childcare service.

  7. Care economy

    Indonesian women are still obliged to quit their paid jobs due to caring responsibilities

    15 November 2023

    The ILO is launching findings of its workers’ perception survey on care work. The survey is conducted to support the development process of Indonesia’s Road Map and National Action Plan on Care Economy.

  8. © ILO 2024

    Care economy

    A company-based childcare service improves workers’ loyalty and productivity

    09 November 2023

    The ILO, together with its social partners, conducts a visit to Tunas Cinta childcare service in Mojokerto District in East Java to learn about challenges and opportunities in providing a greater access to childcare for Indonesian workers nationwide.

  9. Publication

    Care Work in China: Who does care work, what is its economic value and how has it been affected by Covid-19?

    09 November 2023

    UN Women and ILO worked together to produce this report to better understand care work and the economy of care in China, where policy recommendations are put forward to strengthen the societal reorganization of care to help shape a more equal and inclusive society.

  10. International Day of Care and Support

    ILO Director-General statement for International Day of Care and Support

    29 October 2023

    On the first International Day of Care and Support, the International Labour Organization calls for heavy investments in the care economy.