Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work


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This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. It analyses the ways in which unpaid care work is recognized and organized, the extent and quality of care jobs and their impact on the well-being of individuals and society. A key focus of this report is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work. These gender inequalities must be overcome to make care work decent and to ensure a future of decent work for both women and men. The report details...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Quality; Equity; Policy; Sustainability

Keywords: Case study; Informal sector; Sex discrimination; Working conditions; Conditions of employment; Employment creation; Wellbeing; Social development; Policy implications

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2018

Physical description: xlv, 477 p. (report) + 19 p. (executive summary)

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ISBN: 9789221316428 (print); 9789221316435 (pdf)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 132.849

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