Investing in the care economy

Globally, almost four in ten people have directly experienced unemployment or the reduction in available working hours – either in their own job or that of a family member. More than half the world’s population say their incomes are declining, in terms of the cost of living. Nearly one in four people in work believe their job is insecure. Having a job no longer guarantees enough to meet basic needs and women are the majority of the working poor.

Investing in the care economy - Background Note for the G20 Employment Working Group 25-27 February, Tokyo