Gender and Cultural Diversity - English
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Unpaid Health Care: An Indicator of Equity
March 21, 2012
Pat Armstrong, PhD, DRP, FRSC
York University, Toronto, Canada
Unpaid health care is a gender issue, an equity issue and a human rights issue. It is a gender issue because women and girls throughout the world do the overwhelming majority of unpaid health care. It’s an equity issue not only because women do much more of this labour and more of the labour that is most demanding and daily. It is also an equity issue because women with the fewest economic resources are the most likely to do the heaviest work and because those who need care experience inequities in the amount and quality of care they receive as a result.