Care through cooperatives: a Survey

Human care needs are expanding and becoming ever more complex. Today, care work is found in various forms from child care and elderly care, to long term caregiving to people with disabilities and chronic illnesses like HIV and AIDS.  With the expansion of care needs, the care economy has enormous potential for employment generation in the coming years—especially for women, as well as other groups often excluded from the labour market. Across the globe, cooperatives have been closely engaged with issues of labour force inclusion and care. However, much about the provision of care through cooperatives remains to be understood.



The ILO Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) and Cooperatives Unit (COOP) would like to invite you to participate in taking the following survey on provision of care services through cooperatives.  Your inputs will contribute to a better understanding of care through cooperatives, and help identify the resources cooperative organizations need to be viable employers and providers of care.


The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  You may also forward this email across your networks to those who may have things to say on the provision of care through cooperatives.


Please click the link below to begin the survey.  Thank you for your participation.

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