The Care Economy in the New Social Contract
Gender in Latin America Working Group
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Care work, whether paid or unpaid, supports all economic activities in societies on a global scale. However, in Latin America, as illustrated in Figure 1, care provision tends to fall disproportionately on households, with less involvement of the public sector, markets or the third sector (e.g., civil society) (Martínez Franzoni, 2008; Razavi, 2007).