The National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay: An opportunity for the economic empowerment of women

This publication is a study on the National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay that allows analyzing the advances in care policies in the country from a gender equality perspective.
 
The creation of the National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay and its implementation is an opportunity for the recognition, reduction and redistribution of care, as well as opportunities for the economic empowerment of women.
 
Content discussed in the publication:
 
  • Gender restrictions for the economic empowerment of women
  • Brief presentation of the National Integrated System of Care in Uruguay
  • The care policy in Uruguay according to the “Three R” approach
  • Recognition of unpaid care work
  • The measurement and accounting of unpaid work
  • The revaluation of domestic and care work
  • The recognition of care as a job in social security
  • Cultural change through communication
  • The reduction of unpaid care work
  • Child care service
  • Dependency Care Services
  • Local initiatives for care and care in small towns
  • Redistribution of unpaid care work between men and women
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave
  • Stewardship measures in care
  • System financing costs
  • Final thoughts

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Uruguay

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Social protection; Employment

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 38