Resources on Care Economy

  1. News

    Exploring the potential of cooperatives in advancing universal health coverage

    28 November 2017

  2. Publication

    Maternity protection and workers with family responsibilities in the formal and informal economy of Ghana. Practices, gaps and measures for improvement

    23 November 2017

  3. Working Paper No. 1 / 2017

    Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.

  4. Presentation

    Care Jobs and the Care Economy: Framing the issues for the future of decent work

    10 July 2017

    Presentation for the 5th Conference on Regulating Decent Work by Prof. Susan Himmelweit

  5. Facebook interview

    What’s the true value of the care economy?

    05 July 2017

    Care is crucial for the well-being of individuals and society. Yet it remains undervalued and underpaid, with many carers suffering poor working conditions. In this live interview from the Regulating for Decent Work Conference in Geneva, we explore the true value of the care economy.

  6. News

    Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago develop a business plan for their cooperative

    22 June 2017

    On May 12 to 13, the ILO organised a workshop with domestic workers and their union in Trinidad and Tobago to develop a business plan for their cooperative. The workshop used the C-BED methodology, a low cost, action-based and participatory group learning approach designed by the ILO to help entrepreneurs and micro-business owners in planning and improving their businesses.

  7. Publication

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

    14 June 2017

    This report provides a portrait of the situation of women in the world of work today and their progress over the past 20 years.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Italian social cooperatives working together for the benefit of the communities

    04 April 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. In this issue ILO interviewed Ms Vittoria Burton, Head of Research and Development of Consorzio Copernico in North-West Italy. Prior to joining Consorzio Copernico in 2015, she worked at one of the six cooperatives constituting Consorzio Copernico as Chair and Educational Coordinator from 1997 to 2015.

  9. Publication

    Providing Care through Cooperatives 2: Literature Review and Case Studies

    01 March 2017

    Today, care is provided in myriad forms, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with a disability or illness. What is more, the need for care is growing worldwide, driven by demographic shifts including the growing ageing population and the rising number of persons living with illnesses.

  10. News

    Formalizing informal employment of domestic workers through cooperatives in Trinidad & Tobago

    01 December 2016