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Redistributing care

The Policy Challenge

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This publication offers a representative sample of the thinking developed over recent years in relation to time use, time-use measurement and related policies in Latin America. The issue of care and its importance and meaning have become part of the gender agenda in the region, especially since the tenth session of the Region Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Quito in 2007.

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Social protection and the redistribution of care in Latin America and the Caribbean: The breadth of policy

The gender dimension of social potection policies and their effects on women's autonomy and empowerment have been analysed from various angles, all converging on the sexual division of labour and the ability of policies to shift this in the direction of gender equality. The present analysis takes the same approach from the perspective of care redistribution, examining the potential offered by social welfare policies for a shift towards a concept of care as a universal right, and thus as a State duty and a responsibility shared not only between women and men, but between the different institutions in society as well.

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