It’s not just a pay gap, but chore gap too!

The Atlantic recently published an article about the gender gap in unpaid labour and its global economic impact.

All too often the gender gap for unpaid labour is glossed over. It’s just something women are expected to do. Cleaning the house, doing laundry, cooking, taking care of children and/or their parents, volunteering at the school and the list goes on and on.  It’s women’s work.

Yet, the impact of this disproportionate gendered expectation is impacting the lives of women. Whether it’s affecting their career paths, their work-life balance, ability to take maternity leave and/or their ability to contribute economically.

The unpaid labour expectations differ greatly depending on where in the world women live. However, the issue is an important one.

We encourage everyone to read Olga Khazan’s article featuring Melinda Gates “The Scourage of the Female Chore Burden”. To read the article, click here.

 

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