Gender Equality in Informal Long-Term Care

On 3-4 December 2020, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) hosted a peer review on “Work-life balance: promoting gender equality in informal long-term care provision”. On this occasion, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth invited experts from the Czech Republic, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, France and Latvia, together with representatives from the European Commission as well as thematic experts to explore challenges and good practices of gender equality in informal long-term care provision.

As one of the peer countries, Slovenia provided a Peer Country Comments Paper regarding the caregivers of family members, written by the Slovenian Ministry of Health and published by the European Commission, DG Employment, in which important findings were demonstrated by SHARE data.