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Who Cares? Tackling Barriers to Growth and Productivity in an Aging World

Gender and Development Seminar Series
Washington D.C.
The World Bank | Room I 2-250 | 1850 I St NW
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 it impacts 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
Event will be live streamed, link to follow
Light lunch will be served.
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