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The European voice for informal carers
The AGE Platform Supports European Carers Day

The AGE platform supports European Carers Day

Inequality in unpaid care provision have deep effects on the well-being of women throughout their life-span”, warns Maciej Kucharczyk, Secretary-General of AGE Platform Europe. “Older women face an average pension gap of 27% vis-à-vis men on average in the EU; and have and women over 75 are 12% more likely to be at risk of poverty and social exclusion. A lot of this gap is due to inequality related to care. The EU Care Strategy has these inequalities on its radar but remains a soft instrument. Member States must get serious about realising change on the ground for millions of women of all ages.

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