Raising awareness and influencing policy
Policymakers and other stakeholders in Costa Rica are eager to understand how unpaid care work is impacting the well-being of its people and the potential growth of its labor force.
Through consistent engagement with the press and other media outlets, CWW research in Costa Rica has brought attention to the economic and social contributions of unpaid care and the women and men who do this work. It has also been welcomed into government reporting and planning processes where it has helped develop tools for policymakers to understand the costs and benefits of widening publicly provided childcare services.
CWW researchers published Time Use and Transfers in the Americas: Producing, Consuming, and Sharing Time Across Generations and Genders, featuring chapters on National Time Transfer Accounts methodology, results from Costa Rica, Uruguay, Colombia, and the United States, as well as cross-country comparative work.
CWW Working Paper WP1 is by Pamela Jiménez-Fontana and details the CWW research for Costa Rica. It is entitled: Challenges to increase female labor force participation: Gender Inequality in Costa Rica.
The University of Costa Rica TV Program "Espectro" interviewed CWW Costa Rica team leader Pamela Jiménez Fontana about unpaid work in Costa Rica and other topics covered by National Transfer Accounts and National Time Transfer Accounts.
We are pleased to announce the three winners of the Gender Paper Prize at the 11th Global Meeting of the NTA Network, held in Dakar in June 2016. The winning papers feature results from Senegal, Costa Rica, and comparative work covering many countries in Europe.
A number of country teams presented the research they have been conducting as part of the Counting Women's Work project at the 11th Global Meeting of
Costa Rica team leader Pamela Jiménez-Fontana has published the article "Retos para materializar el dividendo de género" in the journal Revista Población y Salud en Mesoamérica.
"Knowledge Management for Public Policy Based on Evidence: Giving Visibility to the Unremunerated Work of Women", hosted by the Centro Centroamericano de Población, the Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres and the Programa Estado de la Nación, San José, Costa Rica. 10 March 2016. Presentations by Pamela Jiménez-Fontana and Piedad Urdinola.
CWW infographics summarize the market-based and unpaid care work economy in a country. This post shows the infographic for Costa Rica.
The University of Costa Rica has issued a press release on the Counting Women's Work research on Costa Rica. This research is led by Pamela Jiménez-Fontana.
Costa Rica team leader Pamela Jiménez-Fontana has published the article “Analysis of Non-Remunerated Production in Costa Rica” in the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.