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Policy Brief - Unpaid Care Work: Make a House becomes a Home


Unpaid care work (UCW) is no longer a new concept globally but it is rather new in Vietnam. Recently, there have been many studies and reports using this concept or entioning the time used for care work in general and in households or community in particular. This document is a summary of the results from the first phase of the research on UCW in 9 cities/provinces in Vietnam. The report opens for a series of researches of ActionAid regarding UCW and relevant policy recommendations.

This policy brief provides a general overview of UCW concept and research findings based on the time use diary collected in phase 1 within 3 months in 9 cities/provinces where ActionAid Vietnam (AAV) works. It also presents the initial key findings and policy recommendations to the Government and relevant agencies within the scope of this study.