Both unpaid and paid care work is essential for any society to survive and thrive and the indispensable nature of care work was further highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Apart from being necessary for the normal day to day life, the care economy is a huge employer, with serious growth potential.

Ria Kasliwal of the Observer Research Foundation has offered a fresh perspective on livelihoods generated through care work and its socio-economic impact.

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