Report summary: While Taiwan’s labor laws offer a baseline of protections for family caregivers, these policies are still ultimately inadequate. Taiwan’s overall score for the GCPI was also pulled down by its lack of protection for domestic workers in Sub-Index B. As domestic workers are considered to be privately employed, they are thus excluded from coverage by the Labor Standards Act – Taiwan’s primary labor law.
|GDP (USD, billion)||668.16|
|Human Development Index||0.916|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||NA|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||NA|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||NA|
|Access to Electricity*||NA|
|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 2020.