A Feminist Care Economy Needs A Gender Data Agenda

Topic: Using Gender Data
Type: Policy Brief
Author: data, FemDev (Kate Grantham) Date: September 2023

Gender data is a critical tool for the design of accessible and inclusive care policies and systems, which are essential to promote the wellbeing of households and societies, the functioning of the economy, and the achievement of gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals. Gender data also allows policymakers to understand the impacts of global crisis on the amount, distribution, and conditions of paid and unpaid care work, and the wellbeing of care providers and recipients. In other words, building a feminist care economy requires a comprehensive gender data agenda.

This brief outlines key priorities for gender data across the 5R framework for care (recognize, reduce, and redistribute unpaid care work, and reward and represent paid care work), along with the addition of ‘resilience.’ By collecting, analyzing, and using gender data across this agenda, governments can build an evidence-based feminist care economy—and drive lasting change for women, girls, and all those who provide and receive care worldwide.

Read the brief here.

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