Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, WIEGO

Informal Economy Podcast: Social Protection - #12 Child Care Models For Women Informal Workers

In this International Women’s Day, this episode discusses a very important topic for women informal workers: child care. As women are most often the primary responsible for looking after their children, without quality child care services, they either have to forgo paid work or are less productive because they have to watch their children while trying to work. Child care is vital, especially in the poorest households, as the earnings of women informal workers often represent a large share of one family’s income. In order to talk in more detail about child care policies for informal workers, two guests were invited: Laura Addati, Policy Specialist on Women’s Economic Empowerment at the ILO Office for the United Nations in New York, and Rachel Moussié, Deputy Director of the Social Protection programme at WIEGO, where she also researches child care policies for informal workers.