The pandemic increased unequal distribution of unpaid care work between men and women

Aug 25, 2021

Data prior to COVID-19 reveal that Latin American women already spent three times as much time on unpaid care work as men, which has increased over the past month. Throughout history, women have assumed the role of caregivers in the household, and COVID-19 has reinforced that pattern.

According to UN Women, women spend 4.1 hours per day on unpaid domestic and care work during the pandemic, compared to 1.7 hours for men. In Latin America numbers are not encouraging, and countries like Mexico have the biggest gap between unpaid care work compared to men. 

To learn more take a look at this graphic data story.