Redistributing care

The Policy Challenge

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This publication offers a representative sample of the thinking developed over recent years in relation to time use, time-use measurement and related policies in Latin America. The issue of care and its importance and meaning have become part of the gender agenda in the region, especially since the tenth session of the Region Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Quito in 2007.




The data for Latin America are eloquent: in all 18 countries where time use has been studied, women’s total work time (the sum of paid and unpaid work) is greater than men’s, and women spend more time on unpaid work. Conversely, men devote more time to paid work than women do.


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