Edition 172

The Care Economy in 2030

By Anne-Marie Slaughter

July 27, 2017

Looking ahead, it will be crucial to recognize all types of work so that all people can live their best day.

The Care Economy in 2030

Looking ahead, it will be crucial to recognize all types of work so that all people can live their best day.


The Last Human Job?

If care work is the last realm where humans have an advantage over machines, will that change the way we value it as a society?


The Future of Elder Care

The need for this work will escalate exponentially, with the number of senior citizens expected to double by 2050. How can we prepare?


Radically Reconceptualizing Care Work

Will economic trends force us to recognize the value of unpaid care work?


Measuring What Matters

To obtain a measure that tracks societal welfare better than the GDP, we need to value the unpaid care work that powers the paid economy.


The Persistence of Our Gendered Care Deficit

Gender bias is at the heart of the invisibility of unpaid care work and the barriers to women's full economic empowerment.