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Latest items for MULV-PRACTICE-1

June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"During the period under review, considerable effort was made to give visibility to existing inequality in women’s economic empowerment, based on evidence. In 2012, through a partnership between ICIEG, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and CIGEF, a Time use survey was conducted, enabling public discussion of a root cause of gender equality. In Cabo Verde, in light of gender roles and stereotypes, women are assigned almost exclusive responsibility for domestic work, education of children and family care: on average people dedicate almost 1/3 of their weekly time to unpaid work, 63 hours a week on average for women and 38 for men, a difference of about 24 hours a...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"The UAE recognises and values unpaid domestic work of women through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household" (Para 4).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 25% of the total sample agreed and 71% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 28% of men and 22% of women agreed; 67% of men and 75% of women disagreed (13). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 69% of the total sample agreed and 25% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 60% of men and 78% of women agreed; 34% of men and 18% of women disagreed (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 19% of the total sample agreed and 78% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 22% of men and 17% of women agreed; 74% of men and 81% of women disagreed (13). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 78% of the total sample agreed and 19% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 70% of men and 85% of women agreed; 25% of men and 13% of women disagreed (15).
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 33% of the total sample agreed and 66% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 42% of men and 23% of women agreed; 56% of men and 76% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 56% of the total sample agreed and 41% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 51% of men and 62% of women agreed; 46% of men and 36% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 27% of the total sample agreed and 70% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 33% of men and 19% of women agreed; 63% of men and 79% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 72% of the total sample agreed and 25% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 79% of women agreed; 31% of men and 19% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 15% of the total sample agreed and 82% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 20% of men and 9% of women agreed; 77% of men and 89% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 60% of the total sample agreed and 36% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 52% of men and 70% of women agreed; 44% of men and 25% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 12% of the total sample agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 13% of men and 11% of women agreed; 82% of men and 86% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 70% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 75% of women agreed; 22% of men and 17% of women disagreed (11).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 18% of the total sample agreed and 76% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 16% of men and 20% of women agreed; 76% of men and 75% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 70% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 75% of women agreed; 22% of men and 17% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 7% of the total sample agreed and 91% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 7% of men and 7% of women agreed; 90% of men and 92% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 83% of the total sample agreed and 11% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 60% of women agreed; 22% of men and 38% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 5% of the total sample agreed and 92% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 7% of men and 2% of women agreed; 89% of men and 96% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 59% of the total sample agreed and 22% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 49% of men and 68% of women agreed; 30% of men and 14% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 7% of the total sample agreed and 90% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 8% of men and 6% of women agreed; 87% of men and 92% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 85% of the total sample agreed and 9% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 79% of men and 90% of women agreed; 13% of men and 4% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 11% of the total sample agreed and 85% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 14% of men anf 9% of women agreed; 81% of men and 89% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 70% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 68% of men and 85% of women agreed; 21% of men and 7% of women disagreed (7).
March 28, 2019, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question Men should spend more time doing house work', 71% of the total sample agreed and 18% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 63% of men and 78% of women agreed; 22% of men and 14% of women disagreed (3).
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question Men should spend more time doing house work', 74% of the total sample agreed and 19% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 81% of women agreed; 26% of men and 12% of women disagreed (3).
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question Men should spend more time doing house work', 80% of the total sample agreed and 13% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 77% of men and 84% of women agreed; 15% of men and 11% of women disagreed (3).
March 28, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home'', 9% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 86% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 8% of men and 10% of women agreed, and 85% of men and 87% of women agreed (1).
March 28, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 10% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 86% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 14% of men and 7% of women agreed, and 82% of men and 90% of women agreed (1).
March 28, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 12% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 85% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 13% of men and 10% of women agreed, and 84% of men and 86% of women agreed (1).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to implement section 21 of the Gender Equality Act of 2013 on equal pay for work of equal value to further narrow the wage gap between women and men. It also welcomes the adoption of permanent measures in the area of employment, under the Job Opportunity programme, targeting vulnerable groups with low rates of labour market participation, including migrants, and stay-at-home mothers" (12).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"In response to Recommendation 28(c), the National Development Plan establishes that the Government headed by the National Planning Department (DNP), in coordination with the entities comprising the inter-sectoral commission for the inclusion of information on unpaid household work in the System of National Accounts (Decree 2490/2013) and with the support of social organizations and the private sector, will create the institutional, technical and economic bases to develop the national system of care and define the national agenda on this matter. Progress is being made in the definition of conceptual bases and diagnostics of supply and demand for care and expected impacts" (30).
March 1, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"About 70.32 percent of women consider employment and family equally important, which means the majority of Chinese women would like to keep a balance between work and family." (para 4). "Furthermore, the top three factors for modern Chinese women defining their success are health (68.28 percent), family/marriage (45.82 percent) and happiness/contentment (40.73 percent) respectively, all of which are not directly interrelated with career success. This results in a contradictory situation where women are longing for work-family balance whilst their defined success factors are not directly related to their careers at the same time." (para 6).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"But women's groups say the solution is not controversial legislation such as this but real opportunities for girls. And they say the Islamist AKP has encouraged female subservience, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling childless women 'deficient'" (para 12).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"'I had a baby when I was 14. The father ran away,' she says. 'I tried to search for him but his parents said he had died. Anita is nonchalant and wants an independent life. Her friends fear getting pregnant more than contracting HIV'" (para 13).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"'To put it bluntly, the birth of a baby is not only a matter of the family itself, but also a state affair,' the ruling party's newspaper People’s Daily wrote this week, via the The New York Times. But as the Times reported, young Chinese women are making many of the same decisions as their American counterparts. In short, both groups of women are delaying childbirth because of rising education costs and to take time to pursue their careers. This means, despite the change in birth limits, the number of young people in China isn't rising fast enough to support a growing aging population" (para 2-3).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"But this new law also reinforces the idea that child care is the responsibility of women alone — a belief that’s already making many educated Indian workers believe they have to choose between children and a career" (para 4). "One of the main factors is what some economists call the motherhood penalty, which takes a particular toll on workforce participation of educated women. In March 2017, a World Bank policy paper by Maitreyi Bordia Das and Ieva Zumbyte, 'The Motherhood Penalty and Female Employment in Urban India,' found that'“having a young child in the home depresses mothers’ employment'” (para 7). "No wonder then that at times of economic growth, when...more
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"Teachers usually teach for half a day then the other half of the day is spent doing household chores and taking care of their own children" (Pg 17).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"On May 27th, 2015, the Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin announced a national ‘Piano per la fertilità’ (Fertility Plan). The main goal of the Plan is 'placing Fertility at the centre in our country’s health and educational policies'. Unlike the Anti-Violence Plan (sse paras. 1.3 and 1.4 of this report), for its implementation the Fertility Plan received the conspicuous sum of €150,000. Such policy is directly discriminatory, as the Government is devoting a more intense effort, in terms of advertising and funding, to incentive the maternal role of women, instead than tackling the prejudices relating to the traditional role of women within the society and eradicate domestic and witnessed violence....more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1, CL-PRACTICE-1

"In 2008 the Government commissioned Statistics Sweden (SCB) to carry out a time use study. The study makes it possible to describe similarities and differences between the living conditions of women and men concerning the activities and organisation of everyday life. On the basis of the aim that women and men should share unpaid work equally, the statistics indicate that women and men in Sweden are more gender equal today than in the past. Women are reducing their housework while men are devoting at least as much time to housework as in the past. This reduction of housework has, in turn, provided the opportunity for more paid work" (page 23).more
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Philippines
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"There may not be a way right now to prevent future attacks [in Nigeria militant groups caused an oil spill, increasing time for women complete daily tasks like finding clean water], but as researchers have found in consultations with women in in the Philippines and Ethiopia, state actors could help make communities more resilient in the face of new attacks and subsequent environmental disasters by developing a public support system that, among other things, places greater value on unpaid care work"(para 11)