Women could be earning more for staying at home

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Women could be earning more for staying at home

WOMEN in Andalucia could be earning thousands for their day-to-day domestic work, according to a study.

The research calculated the economic value of the work and has stated that four and a half hours each day is the equivalent of €30,237 per year.

The study was conducted by the Andalusian Women’s Institute (AMI) and economists at University Pablo de Olavide.

This is the first analysis of the economic value of care work that women and men perform for sustaining livelihoods and the well being of society.

The research found that women devote an average of four hours and 30 minutes each day to domestic chores.

In comparison, men averaged two hours and five minutes.

On average, the percentage of men participating in housework is 78.4% compared to 94.5% of women.

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