Unpaid Care – Why and How to Invest: Policy briefing for national governments

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620406
Title:
Unpaid Care – Why and How to Invest: Policy briefing for national governments
Author(s):
Chan, Man-Kwun
Publication date:
12-Jan-2018
Publisher(s):
Oxfam
Document type:
Briefing note
Description:

Investments which support households to better meet their unpaid care responsibilities – such as childcare, food preparation and laundry – can yield substantial returns in terms of macro-economic growth, job creation and other key government priorities. This briefing looks at selected evidence and examples and argues that governments should:

  • include commitments to support households’ unpaid care work in relevant policies and programmes, and collect data on unpaid care to support policy making;
  • increase households’ access to care-supporting infrastructure and services;
  • encourage men and boys to share care work; and
  • step up efforts to give women a real voice in policy making, and a real opportunity to speak out about unpaid care.
Pages:
8
DOI:
10.21201/2017.1602
ISBN:
978-1-78748-160-2
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620406
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/unpaid-care--why-and-how-to-invest-policy-briefing-for-national-governments-620406
Subject:
Gender; Inequality
Keywords:
Gender inequality; Healthcare; Unpaid care and domestic work; WE-Care; Labour force participation
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleUnpaid Care – Why and How to Invest: Policy briefing for national governmentsen
dc.contributor.authorChan, Man-Kwunen
dc.date.issued2018-01-12-
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.typeBriefing noteen
dc.description<p>Investments which support households to better meet their unpaid care responsibilities – such as childcare, food preparation and laundry – can yield substantial returns in terms of macro-economic growth, job creation and other key government priorities. This briefing looks at selected evidence and examples and argues that governments should:</p> <ul> <li>include commitments to support households’ unpaid care work in relevant policies and programmes, and collect data on unpaid care to support policy making;</li> <li>increase households’ access to care-supporting infrastructure and services;</li> <li>encourage men and boys to share care work; and</li> <li>step up efforts to give women a real voice in policy making, and a real opportunity to speak out about unpaid care.</li> </ul>en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.1602-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-160-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620406-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/unpaid-care--why-and-how-to-invest-policy-briefing-for-national-governments-620406-
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender inequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordHealthcareen
oxfam.subject.keywordUnpaid care and domestic worken
oxfam.subject.keywordWE-Careen
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour force participationen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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