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Care Work and Children

An Expert Roundtable
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Author(s)

Prerna Banati; Elena Camilletti; Sarah Cook

 

Publication date: 2017-02

Publication series:
Innocenti Research Briefs

No. of pages: 8

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Abstract

A first roundtable to explore the issues regarding care work and children was hosted in Florence by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti from 6 to 7 December 2016. Unpaid care and domestic work have often been neglected in both research and policymaking, being viewed as lying within the domestic sphere of decisions and responsibilities, rather than as a public issue. However, over recent decades, researchers across a range of disciplines have strived to fill the evidence, data and research gaps by exploring the unpaid care and domestic work provided particularly by women within the household, and uncovering the entrenched social and gender norms and inequalities.

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