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COVID-19: How women are bearing the burden of unpaid work

Coronavirus has increased the time women spend caring for children and other dependents. Image: REUTERS/Hayam Adel

Alex Thornton

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Women still do much more than men. Image: “Whose time to care?”, UN Women
“Whose time to care?”, UN Women
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Women are more likely to increase the time spent on household chores. Image: “Whose time to care?”, UN Women
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The time spent on childcare, as divided by sex, differs across countries. Image: “Whose time to care?”, UN Women
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