Time to Care: Unpaid and Underpaid Care Work and the Global Inequality Crisis

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In 2019, the world’s 2,153 billionaries had more wealth than 4.6 billion people. Calls for a “human economy that is feminist and benefits the 99%, not only the 1%.”

Proposes “a set of solutions to radically reprioritize care”, the ‘4Rs’ framework:

  • Recognize unpaid and poorly paid care work, which is done primarily by women and girls, as a type of work or production that has real value.
  • Reduce the total number of hours spent on unpaid care tasks through better access to affordable and quality time-saving devices and care-supporting infrastructure.
  • Redistribute unpaid care work more fairly within the household and simultaneously shift the responsibility of unpaid care work to the state and the private sector.
  • Represent the most marginalized caregivers and ensure that they have a voice in the design and delivery of policies, services and systems that affect their lives.

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