Uruguay’s national care policy: A virtuous cycle in data, advocacy, and policy

Topic: Women’s Economic Empowerment
Type: Case Study
Author: Mayra Buvinic Date: November 2017

Uruguay is one of the few countries that has addressed the challenge of measuring unpaid work.

Through a combination of quality data collection and advocacy efforts, the Uruguayan government created a national care policy to address the unpaid care work burden experienced disproportionately by women.  

This case study explores the intersection of data, advocacy, and policy in Uruguay and the factors that enabled Uruguay to measure women’s unpaid care work and enact legislation to respond to it.

Read the case study here.

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