This briefing paper seeks to raise awareness of the critical but invisible work that older women do – paid and unpaid – in developing country contexts. This paper makes clear how gender norms and inequalities intersect with poverty, public health issues and human rights to drive older women to do paid and unpaid work that negatively affects their wellbeing – while their families, communities and economies depend heavily on the work they do.

Language: English
Published: Age International, 2018
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