Economy / Employment - - International

Promoting women's economic empowerment: Recognizing and investing in the care economy

29.06.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Care work is a crucial element for human well-being as well as an essential component for a vibrant, sustainable economy with a productive labour force. Care work ensures the complex and life-sustaining web on which our very existence depends. Women shoulder a disproportionate share of unpaid work around the world, and gender imbalances in the distribution of care work constitute a root cause of women’s economic and social disempowerment.  This paper aims to identify the policy and programmatic entry points and the key tools involved in transforming the care economy so as to promote gender equality, human development, and inclusive and sustainable growth.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Ipek Ilkkaracan
  • Publishing house : UN Women
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 58
  • Language : English


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