By Anne-Marie Slaughter
Looking ahead, it will be crucial to recognize all types of work so that all people can live their best day.
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 need for this work will escalate exponentially, with the number of senior citizens expected to double by 2050. How can we prepare?
Will economic trends force us to recognize the value of unpaid care work?
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.
Gender bias is at the heart of the invisibility of unpaid care work and the barriers to women's full economic empowerment.