COVID-19 Response Policies and the Care Economy: Mapping Economic and Social Policies in the ECE Region   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "Care comprises all activities that enhance people's physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Care is essential for sustaining human life and for the reproduction of the workforce and societies. The care economy thus represents a fundamental contribution to economic production and sustainable development. Care work, both paid and unpaid, is currently mostly done by women. Despite its importance, care work continues to lack visibility. It is underestimated and disregarded in the design of economic and social policies, including in the ECE [Economic Commission for Europe] region. [...] This document presents a mapping of relevant policy measures directly impacting the care economy, including both paid and unpaid care. It focuses on six groups of policy interventions that have been included in COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] response and recovery packages throughout the ECE region."

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