The Role of the Care Economy in Promoting Gender Equality


Progress of women in the Arab States 2020

Women play an outsized role in the care economy in the Arab States, performing 4.7 times more unpaid care work than men – the highest female– to–male ratio anywhere in the world. 

Building on unique analysis of the care economy in the Arab States, this report produces evidence–based policy recommendations for investing in the care economy in the region, and includes four country case studies from Egypt, Jordan, the State of Palestine and Tunisia.

The report is the Arab States regional companion to UN Women’s global report Progress of the World’s Women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world.


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