The GCPI comprises two policy domains (each with their own sub-index):
In both domains, the GCPI assesses a country’s social and labor policies protecting and rewarding family caregivers and paid domestic workers, to see how well these policies conform to the standards set out in key ILO conventions and recommendations. In comparing a country’s policies with ILO recommendations, the GCPI relies on qualitative assessments of the country’s laws and regulations that determine the level of social benefits and protections caregivers and careworkers can avail.
For Sub-Index A, which looks at social and labor protections for unpaid family caregivers, the key ILO conventions are:
- C183 (the Maternity Protection Convention, passed in 1952 and revised in 2000)
- C156 (Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, passed in 1981), and their corresponding Recommendations (191 and 165)
Sub-Index B, which looks at protections for paid domestic workers including migrant domestic workers in a country, relies primarily on ILO conventions:
- C189 (Domestic Workers Convention, passed in 2011)
- C143 (Migrant Workers Convention, passed in 1975), and their relevant Recommendations (201)
Overall, there are 107 questions that make up the GCPI.
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