What is meant by the term Global care chain?

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The global care chain is a term used to describe the connection between people and domestic labour across the globe as it pertains to care giving. It analyzes how different socio-economic situations and levels encourage the inequitable delivery of care across the globe. The analysis tracks the chain starting from developed nations to less developed nations and on to the lower socioeconomic strata within those less developed nations. Some of the major causes attributed to the creation of the global care chain are:

  1. Entry of women into labour force
  2. Lack of family friendly work policies
  3. Change in family structures
  4. Lack of public care services
  5. Prosperity growth in developed nations
  6. Longer life spans