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Bangkok - 03 Jul 2020

Using the National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA) methodology, the paper analyses time spent by women and men of different age groups in six countries of the Asia-Pacific region on market work and unpaid care work. The analysis concludes that there are common trends across all countries, which include: (a) older persons are net producers of care, which means they produce more unpaid care work than they consume, (b) older women provide much of the care consumed by older persons, and (c) women of all ages produce the majority of unpaid care work. The paper further provides a policy agenda to recognize and value unpaid care work and provides policy examples from the Asia-Pacific region and other countries in the world. This includes increasing access to paid care; creating incentives to men to provide unpaid care; and social protection to unpaid care workers.

To access full version of Social Development Policy Paper on "Older Women and Men as Providers and Recipients of Unpaid Care Work in the Asia-Pacific Region", please visit here.

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