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Care Economy: What Can Malaysia Learn From Australia?

Associate Professor Anne-Marie Laslett, Associate Director, Care Economy Research Institute | Professor Irene Blackberry, John Richards Chair and Director, Care Economy Research Institute, La Trobe University, Australia

08-May-24 14:00

Care Economy: What Can Malaysia Learn From Australia?

In 2020, Malaysia became an ageing society – in other words, people are living longer and having less babies. 

On a separate but related note, women’s participation in the workforce has plateaued at 55%, with most citing “household and care responsibilities” as the primary reason. 

These are big-picture problems that would require comprehensive policy intervention centred around something called the Care Economy. 

But what exactly is the Care Economy? And what can Malaysia learn from other countries with more mature and robust care economies, such as Australia?

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Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan

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Categories:  politicsinternationaleconomy

Tags:  the bigger picturebeyond the ballot boxcare economywomen's rightschildren's rightsaged careageing society

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