Raising awareness and influencing policy

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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.

 

Costa Rica

Pamela Jiménez-Fontana

researcher

Centro Centroamericano de Población and Programa Estado de la Nación

pjimenez@ccp.ucr.ac.cr