GETTING UNPAID CARE ONTO DEVELOPMENT AGENDAS
"Until challenged by feminists, unpaid care was seen as a ‘natural’ feminine activity. The feminisation of caring responsibilities and the disproportionate time women as compared with men devote to care contributes to women’s subordinate position in economic and political life, perpetuating gender inequality. The low wages associated with the provision of paid care indicate its subordinate gendered occupational status."
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