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The European voice for informal carers
The Gender Dimension Of Informal Care

The gender dimension of informal care

In December 2021, we published a position paper on the gender dimension of informal care, you might have missed it.

Across the EU, 80% of care is provided by informal carers. A majority of them are women as informal carers are typically spouses, middleaged daughters or daughters-in-law, aged 45 to 75. A redistribution of care responsibilities between men and women, as well as between the family and the State has become more critical and urgent than ever before.

Download the position paper here

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