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Women do more unpaid work than men

National News // Dec. 12, 2017

A report that won’t come as a surprise to many women – they do the most unpaid work in the country.

Pixabay Women do more unpaid work than men

New figures from the Federal Statistics Office show the value of unpaid work in Switzerland is worth CHF 408bn. 61% of unpaid work is by women.

Most of the work is household related – such as chores and child care. But also a significant amount time is looking after aging relatives.

Women spend about 28 hours a week on household chores, men about 10 hours a week less. 

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