Care Economies in Context

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Estimating the Paid Care Sector in Sri Lanka

Research paper by Dileni Gunewardena, Ashvin Perera, and Hasna Munas provides first-ever estimates of employment, wages and hours worked in the paid care sector for Sri Lanka.

Dileni Gunewardena, Ashvin Perera, and Hasna Munas focus on care providers who offer paid services to both children and the elderly within the context of Sri Lanka. In the attached paper, they describe the care landscape in relation to early childhood care and elderly care while delving into the complexities of measuring paid care work in Sri Lanka.

Care work builds and maintains human infrastructure that cannot be adequately produced through unpaid work or unsubsidized markets, necessitating public investment.

Gunewardena, Perera and Munas, Research Paper

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