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COVID-19 and a “crisis of care”: A feminist analysis of public policy responses to paid and unpaid care and domestic work

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This article contains a feminist analysis of public policy responses and social protections implemented in many countries during the COVID-19 pandemic using a conceptualization of care based on paid and unpaid care and domestic work. Women and girls have been historically performing the work in the care services sector and were heavily impacted by social protections and sanitary restrictions put in place in a great number of countries during the pandemic. The article includes recommendations to build more effective and inclusive social protection systems.


Camiletti, E. and Nesbitt-Ahmed, Z. (2022). COVID-19 and a “crisis of care”: A feminist analysis of public policy responses to paid and unpaid care and domestic work. International Labour Review, 161(2). 195-218. https://doi.org/10.1111/ilr.12354

Tags: COVID-19, Healthy public policy, Sex & gender, Working conditions, Participate in policy development, Journal Article