Inequality and the Care Economy

As Europe emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, a long-overdue conversation needs to be had about […]

Policy Study

14/10/2020

As Europe emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, a long-overdue conversation needs to be had about the value we place on care work, which is disproportionately shouldered by women.

The FEPS-TASC report “Cherishing All Equally – Inequality and the Care Economy” by Robert Sweeney analyses how care workers are faced with multiple inequalities offering an EU-wide comparison whilst taking a closer look to the Irish case.

The distribution of care namely 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.

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