Women's free labor

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“Unpaid care work is the ‘hidden engine’   that keeps the wheels of our economies, businesses, and societies moving.”

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42% of women are outside of the paid work force. Every day, women provide 12.5 billion hours of free work. That amounts to an annual monetary value of at least $10.8 trillion. Women undertake more than 3/4 of all unpaid care work.


Quote and statistics from the 2020 Oxfam report Time to Care: Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis

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