Unpaid Family Care Work worth $59 Billion

Unpaid Family Care Work worth $59 Billion: Statistics Canada’s 2003 report, “Unpaid informal caregiving,” puts the value of Canada’s unpaid family child care work at $59 billion. The child-care component of this figure includes only “primary-activity child care [which] represents about one-quarter of total time spent caring for children,” and values women’s work at only 77% of men’s work. Unpaid family care work has a higher value than income generated by the health, education, or finance industries.