Understanding the care economy in Southeast Asia

Author/editor: Dr Elise Stephenson, Prof Michelle Ryan, Dr Morgan Weaving & Dr Betty Barkha
Year published: 2023


What does the care economy look like in Southeast Asia? When it comes to looking after children, the elderly and disabled communities, who is doing the work and how is this labour valued, perceived and compensated?

To answer these questions, we undertook a comprehensive overview of the care economy in three Southeast Asian countries: Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. The study examines care in each of these countries and identifies key research, policy, and practice gaps.

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