Expanding Care Economy in South Asia

5 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2019

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Francis Kuriakose

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Deepa Iyer

University of Cambridge, Students

Date Written: October 7, 2019

Abstract

Transformative care policies have recently been debated at the ILO to meet SDG targets on employment generation and decent work, gender equality, and poverty reduction through state-funded social security policies. South Asia, which houses a large proportion of unpaid care work burden, is a region of special interest. The article explores how investment in care economy can be routed through restructuring labor, gender mainstreaming macroeconomics and introducing transformative care policies. This approach closely ties with the investment in physical infrastructure that governments of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have begun, which has a potential to augment care infrastructure.

Keywords: Care Economy, Development, Gender, Women and Labor, Social Policy, South Asia, India, Welfare

Suggested Citation

Kuriakose, Francis and Iyer, Deepa, Expanding Care Economy in South Asia (October 7, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3463724 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3463724

Francis Kuriakose (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam ( email )

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Rotterdam, 3062
Netherlands

Deepa Iyer

University of Cambridge, Students ( email )

Cambridge
United Kingdom

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