A Gender and Development Seminar Series Event
Aging countries around the world are facing the prospect of a shrinking labor force. Improving the economic participation and productivity of women in these countries may be an important mitigating channel, but, this is challenging in the face of increasing demand for informal care—a responsibility that rests mainly with women. Join us for a discussion on recent findings on informal care and its impact on women’s economic participation in two regions: Europe and Central Asia and East Asia and the Pacific. Speakers will discuss policy implications and the trade-offs and risks caregivers face, as well as the importance of these concerns in other regions.
Andy Mason, Practice Manager, Social Protection & Labor Global Practice, World Bank Group
Nancy Folbre, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Senior Social Scientist, Poverty Global Practice, World Bank Group
John Giles, Senior Labor Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group