Cherishing all Equally 2020: The Care Economy

14 October 2020

Care work is one the foundations upon which our societies are based. Without care, society and the economy could not function. Yet care work is often poorly paid and inadequately recognised.

At the same time, the distribution of care plays a central role in the formation of inequality between women and men. The structure of care provision or the distribution of caring responsibilities is perhaps the largest single factor in the continuation of gender inequalities.

As Europe emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, a long-overdue conversation needs to be had about the value we place on care work. This report does that.

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