Resources on Care Economy
Exploring the potential of cooperatives in advancing universal health coverage
28 November 2017
Maternity protection and workers with family responsibilities in the formal and informal economy of Ghana. Practices, gaps and measures for improvement
23 November 2017
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Formalizing informal employment of domestic workers through cooperatives in Trinidad & Tobago
01 December 2016