Quantify Unpaid Work (UW) and Measure Time Use (TU): Highlight the Contribution Women Make to the Economy and to Society


For women in poverty, the burden of care work and unpaid house¬work adds to their already overwhelming workload that implied by providing of some of the services listed above. This undermines the exercise of their rights, restricts their autonomy and freedom of movement and limits the time they can devote to other activities, including paid work. For women, time poverty means an obstacle to achieve economic independence and to reach higher levels of welfare. In this regard, it is important to implement laws and policies that disrupt inequality and enable to perform care work within a framework of social co-responsibility with a central role of the State.

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