Economy / Employment - - International

Cooking and Caring, Building and Repairing: Unpaid Work around the World

29.05.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This report highlights the importance of unpaid work which is largely dominated by cooking, cleaning and caring, and is an important contributor to societal well-being in ways that differ both between countries and between men and women in different countries. The contribution of unpaid work to well-being is both in terms of current consumption (e.g. cleaning) and improving future well-being (e.g. parental investments in raising children). In all countries, women do more of such work than men, to some degree balanced – by an amount varying across countries – by the fact that they do less market work.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Publishing house : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Publication date : 2011
  • Number of pages : 21
  • Language : French, English


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