Global Goals and Unpaid Care
Unpaid care work underpins economic and social life in all societies. In all countries, women and girls do the bulk of this work. Women, on average, spend twice as much time on household work as men and four times as much time on childcare. Women also work longer hours than men overall when both paid and unpaid work is counted. In East Asia and the Pacific, women report doing five times more unpaid care and domestic work than men in the Republic of Korea and four times more in Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.