Investing in Care Economy Could Create 300 Million Jobs by 2035

Investing in the care economy could also help to tackle poverty and gender inequality and provide services increasingly needed across our lifespans. That’s according to a 2022 report by the International Labour Organization. It says huge numbers of people worldwide lack the support they need as a result of large gaps in care provision. 30% of women of reproductive age lack adequate maternity care. While 1.2 billion men are not entitled to paternity leave. COVID-19 and our increasing lifespans are driving up demand for long-term care, especially for older and disabled people. But most people in these groups are unable to access the care they need. But investing in the care economy could create 300 million jobs by 2035. Watch to learn how.