Care Economies in Context


March Newsletter: Focus on Mongolia

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March Newsletter
Care Economies in Context is a major, multinational research project that seeks to measure the care economies and understand the workings of the care infrastructure in nine countries in four different global regions. The project team consists of academics, members of the policy community and NGO’s interested in promoting just care systems around the world. We study both paid and unpaid care, focusing specifically on childcare and care for the elderly. This monthly newsletter provides research updates and announcements of interest to project members and others interested in the care economy. Each issue focuses on a specific country.

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In this newsletter, you’ll find:  

Country Profile: Care Economy in Mongolia

Care, both paid and unpaid, is the most important engine for Mongolia’s economic growth, and the well-being of its people. Mongolia’s care economy comprises about 19% of the country’s GDP. Read more

Mongolia Care Economies in Context Team Biography

The Care Economies Mongolia team is made up of university professors, students, and policy sector. To view the biographies, click here

Otgontugs Banzragch and the Study of Care Economy

In a video, Dr. Otgontugs Banzragch a professor of economics at the National University of Mongolia and the country lead of Mongolia’s Care Economies in Context project describes what drew her to study the care economy.
Care Economy in Context: An interview with Otgontugs Banzragch
In an interview, Dr. Otgontugs Banzragch professor of economics at the National University of Mongolia and the country lead of Mongolia’s Care Economies in Context project answers questions addressing the work she has done on the project, the major issues she sees facing Mongolia’s care economy, and the kinds of change she would like to see. She also describes the barriers that exist, and the hopes she has for economic modeling. 
Full interview

Care Economies in Context: Research Findings by the Mongolian Team

The Care Economies in Context project team in Mongolia is working on the estimation of paid and unpaid care sectors and developing some recommendations suitable for further analysis in Mongolia.  This report reviews the available data sets collected by the National Statistical Office of Mongolia (NSO), published reports and publicly accessible and administrative data held by the government, and summarizes the latest research aimed at describing how care needs are met in the country.   

Daily time spent in minutes on unpaid care work for children aged 0-5 years old by gender and location:   
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Developments within Mongolia’s Care Sector

10 Facts About Healthcare in Mongolia

Mongolia has experienced economic growth since the early 2000s and is likely to see future economic development. However, Mongolia is still reliant on agriculture. Stable growth, poverty and unemployment are still prevalent struggles for the country. Below are 10 facts about health care in Mongolia. Read more

Uuriintsolmon from Murun, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia

In Mongolia, newborn mortality rates have decreased from 10.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014 to 8.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017. In Khövsgöl, Mongolia’s northernmost province, newborn mortality rates have decreased significantly, from 15.4 deaths in 2014 per 1,000 live births to 13 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017. Read more

Child Care and Gender Inequality in Mongolia 

This policy brief illustrates the current conditions surrounding childcare practices and policies in Mongolia and highlights the need to reform the care sector to address the effects of childcare on gender inequality and female labour force participation. Read more

Mongolia’s Mobile Health Clinics 

With a vast land area, Mongolia faces many challenges in delivering health services to its citizens especially those living in disadvantaged and remote rural areas, including vulnerable and nomadic populations, migrants and unregistered people. Read more

The Rights of Older Persons in Mongolia

Mongolia is undergoing rapid ageing of its population. The recent decade has seen the number of older persons increase at a faster rate than overall population growth. According to the demographic prediction, the older population will increase significantly by 2040, with the expectation that there will be more older women than older men. Read more

Country Diagnostic Study on Long-Term Care in Mongolia

This publication presents a study on the availability and provision of long-term care (LTC) in Mongolia. It discusses findings from the analysis and offers recommendations for the development of LTC systems in the country. Read more
News and Announcements
Professor Ito Peng received a University of Toronto President’s Impact Award and the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award. Professor Peng is the Director at the Centre for Global Social Policy, and a Professor of Sociology and Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Munk School for Global Affairs & Public Policy.  Read more
Urban Studies Foundation: International Fellowship

Applicants must be early-to-mid career urban scholars with a PhD awarded within the preceding 10 years (by the submission deadline) who currently work in a university or other research institution within the Global South. Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the Global South, defined as any country on the present OECD list of ODA recipients (2023).

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February Newsletter 

The February newsletter focused on Care Economies in Context in Canada. To view the newsletter, click here.
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