Women and unpaid work: policy guide

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publisher: 
Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

Discusses the issue of unpaid work and how it impacts the financial security and social status of those who perform it, especially women. Argues that governments tend to not take the value of unpaid work into account when making policy decisions, and that this often has a detrimental consequences for women. Briefly discusses both the PEI situation and that of Canada as a whole. Provides recommendations to the PEI government, including public education, employment, and research initiatives.