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Social Care and Women’s Labor Participation in Lebanon

Seiko Sugita

Abstract


Social care refers to work that involves connecting with other people and trying to help them meet their needs, such as caring for children, the elderly, and sick people. Teaching is also a form of caring labor, whether it is paid or unpaid. Social care is a unique type of work. Since social care does not generate financial resources and does not contribute to economic production as measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the classical definition of work has not considered it as proper work (Folbre, 2006).


Keywords


Social care; women; Lebanon

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.69

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