16/03/2023 BBinar: Informal Care and Gender Equality in the Western Balkans

Informal Care & gender equality in the Western Balkans

The 4th BBinar will discuss progress and challenges of developing accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for older adults as one way to improve gender equality in the Western Balkan countries. Informal care remains an important component of long-term care systems for older adults across most Western Balkan countries. Lack of alternative care services has meant that the responsibility for providing care for older adults falls on the family, and more often, women. In turn, this has led to women remaining out of the labour market to provide care for their older family members, leading to a larger gender gap in employment. This BBinar will present a snapshot of the care situation and associated gender inequality in some Western Balkan countries, as well as discuss solutions and challenges. Register here