You are here

Low Labour Productivity And Unpaid Care Work

Low Labour Productivity And Unpaid Care Work

Global patterns of the trade-off between paid work whether in the formal or informal economy and unpaid care work hold true for Jamaica. This pilot Time Use Survey (TUS) shows that Jamaica follows the general trend in the differences in the amount of time that men versus women spend on unpaid care work and on paid work. The study shows clearly that the allocation of Jamaican women’s time to unpaid care work has a negative correlation with their labour force participation rates, labour exclusion and gender pay gaps. The data provides an empirical basis on which to argue that there are real costs to the economy of unpaid care work, providing a basis for measures to be taken to reduce those costs. That there is a quantitative basis of the problem shows that relieving women of the burden of unpaid care work can redound to the commercial benefit of the broader economy.

Click on the stages below to see articles related to this project

STAGE 1

Inception

STAGE 2

Dissemination

STAGE 3

Deliberation

STAGE 4

Implementation

STAGE 5

Impact

CAPRI Seeks to Explore and Better Understand the CARE Economy in Jamaica

Caring for children, the elderly, and sick relatives, as well as household chores, is largely undertaken by women without monetary compensation nor notional economic value ascribed. As a consequence, .....

Read more

CAPRI Launches A Study on Low Labour Productivity And Unpaid Care Work

CAPRI presented the findings of its study on unpaid care work at a public forum on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington Building. Representatives from the Ministry .....

Read more

CAPRI Meets with Minister Williams, Key Stakeholders to Discuss Care Economy Recommendations

While Jamaica is no stranger to the core concepts of the care economy, it has not met its commitments to a host of international agreements that pledge to address the care economy, including and perhaps .....

Read more

CAPRI Shares Insights on The Care Economy With WROC

Low labour productivity and unpaid care work continue to be barriers to women’s engagement in the labour market, and thereby hindrances to Jamaica’s continued development.

On .....

Read more

CAPRI Meets with The Bureau of Gender Affairs

On June 12, 2019, CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr Diana Thorburn, met with Sharon Coburn Robinson, Senior Director (Acting) at the Bureau of Gender Affairs to discuss how Jamaica can move to .....

Read more

Stage 1

1

CAPRI Seeks to Explore and Better Understand the CARE Economy in Jamaica

February 11, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

Caring for children, the elderly, and sick relatives, as well as household chores, is largely undertaken by women without monetary compensation nor notional economic value ascribed. As a consequence, the economic value of these activities is not reflected in the country’s budgets, nor taken .....

Read more

Stage 2

2

CAPRI Launches A Study on Low Labour Productivity And Unpaid Care Work

February 11, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

CAPRI presented the findings of its study on unpaid care work at a public forum on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington Building. Representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, and the University of the West Indies’ Institute .....

Read more

Stage 3

3

CAPRI Meets with Minister Williams, Key Stakeholders to Discuss Care Economy Recommendations

February 11, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

While Jamaica is no stranger to the core concepts of the care economy, it has not met its commitments to a host of international agreements that pledge to address the care economy, including and perhaps most significantly the Global Goals which are incorporated into Jamaica’s own national development .....

Read more
3

CAPRI Shares Insights on The Care Economy With WROC

February 11, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

Low labour productivity and unpaid care work continue to be barriers to women’s engagement in the labour market, and thereby hindrances to Jamaica’s continued development.

On June 3, 2019, CAPRI attended a meeting with the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) .....

Read more
3

CAPRI Meets with The Bureau of Gender Affairs

February 11, 2020 | By Author | relations_682

On June 12, 2019, CAPRI’s Director of Research, Dr Diana Thorburn, met with Sharon Coburn Robinson, Senior Director (Acting) at the Bureau of Gender Affairs to discuss how Jamaica can move to include women in its development goals.

It was agreed that an ideal policy is one which .....

Read more

This project is sponsored by

Feedback