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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.
Subjects:HIV/AIDS
gender
care work
unpaid work
Community and Homebased Care (CHBC)
South Africa
Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)
Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
employment guarantee
JEL:B54
E24
H51
I30
J16
J22
O55
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

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