Problem

Unquestioned arrogation of household duties by women

Other Names:
Obligation of women to care for family
Unequal division of housework
Incidence:
According to 1993 surveys, working women in Canada or in France spend, on average, over four hours a day doing unpaid work at home, twice as much as men. A 1998 survey in the USA stated that working mothers do about 20 hours of housework a week, as compared to 30 hours in the 1970s, while working fathers do about 10 hours of housework a week, as compared to 5 hours in the 1970s.
Strategies:

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Date of last update
22.02.1999 – 00:00 CET