Economic Crisis and Unpaid Care Work in the Pacific

AUTHOR(S)
Marilyn Waring
Karanina Sumeo
Economy

This report examines the impact of the global economic and financial crises. More Pacific Island people are expected to slide into poverty. This comes on top of other pressing human rights issues, such as violence against women; and political and social instability and weak justice systems. The report focuses on poverty, the impact of the economic crisis on governments and funding cuts that impact health, education and therefore women’s employment opportunities. The report assesses the Pacific Regional Information System (PRISM) and the difficulties collecting data in the Pacific. It also examines the National Accounting Framework and what it says is the malpractice in the measurement of subsistence production and service work. When someone becomes an unpaid carer, policy makers must understand that all the economic and non economic work this person was engaged in needs to be replaced. Very few of these unpaid productive activities are currently captured in gender data bases in most Pacific countries.

Research Type(s)
UN/IGO Document
Submitted by Toksave
March 25, 2021
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