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Policy about Caregivers in Brazil

In Brazil, caregivers are working long hours and getting low wages. Things have worsened during quarantine, as many of them have been forced by their employers to compulsorily quarantine themselves in their houses. That being said, employers do not formally recruit care workers, causing further repercussions with respect to insurance benefits. The Brazilian Government urgently tried to diminish these phenomena, since Brazil has the highest proportion of domestic working population in the world, by applying policies to promote the formalization of the occupation and the professional qualification of the field.


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    Policy papers
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    English Portuguese
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    Document Website


Project n° 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080142

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