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Date Published: 
January, 2023
Lead Researcher(s): 
Diana Thorburn
Yentyl Williams
Priya Alexander
Shana-kay Chisholm
Thematic Area: 

Employer-provided care support for workers with care obligations could be one solution to Jamaica’s productivity and labour market challenges. In Jamaica, however, there is no provision of public services or infrastructure to support unpaid care and domestic work obligations. Internationally, the data supports the proposition that both employees and employers’ benefit when employers provide support for their workers’ care obligations. Where those gains result in increased output and productivity, the broader economy also stands to benefit.