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Title:From unpaid to paid care work: the macroeconomic implications of HIV and AIDS on women's time-tax burdens PDF Logo
Authors:Antonopoulos, Rania
Toay, Taun N.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Working papers // The Levy Economics Institute 570
Abstract:This paper considers public employment guarantee programs in the context of South Africa as a means to address the nexus of poverty, unemployment, and unpaid work burdensall factors exacerbated by HIV/AIDS. It further discusses the need for genderinformed public job creation in areas that mitigate the time-tax” burdens of women, and examines a South African initiative to address social sector service delivery deficits within the government's Expanded Public Works Programme. The authors highlight the need for well-designed employment guarantee programsspecifically, programs centered on community and home-based careas a potential way to help offset the destabilizing effects of HIV/AIDS and endemic poverty. The paper concludes with results from macroeconomic simulations of such a program, using a social accounting matrix framework, and sets out implications for both participants and policymakers.
care work
unpaid work
Community and Homebased Care (CHBC)
South Africa
Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)
Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
employment guarantee
Document Type:Working Paper
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