Care Economy and Covid-19: Turning Challenges into Opportunities


The global pandemic has challenged our world, health systems are drained, socio economic divides widened, and the priorities of governments, civil society, and the private sector have shifted. Women care workers are on the frontline of the battle against COVID19. With a global focus, this paper will give a brief introduction about the care-economy, by drawing a distinction between paid and unpaid care work and shedding light upon the challenges faced by women care workers. Furthermore, this paper will examine the impact of COVID19 on women care workers, it will argue to what extent this global pandemic has demonstrated the vitalness of the care economy.

By: Moneera Yassien

Published on March 5, 2021

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