Report summary: Macau’s labor laws offer robust protections for domestic workers, particularly for migrant workers who make up an overwhelming majority of its paid domestic worker force. However, Macau has much room for improvement for its protections for family caregivers, such as in flexible work arrangements and nursing support in the workplace. Consequently, Macau scores higher for Sub-Index B than for Sub-Index A. With a total score of 6.08, Macau is rated as “Maturing” on the Global Care Policy Index.
Note: As of December 2021, Category A6 on Family-Friendly Workplace Policies has been retitled as “Mother-Friendly Workplace Policies”.
|GDP (USD, billion)||78,640|
|Human Development Index||0.914|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||72.51%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||16.2%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||100%|
|Access to Electricity*||100%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||NA|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||NA|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2021.