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Women! Why are you still doing all the unpaid work?

Originally aired: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A new study from the McKinsey Global Institute found women provide anywhere from two - ten times as much care in the home as men.  This includes child care, aging parent care, and housework.  Dr. Susan Madsen, the director of Utah Women & Leadership Project, discusses how societies in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Middle East  affect the equality gap of labor in the home between the sexes. What are the factors which keep a majority of women doing a 'second shift' at home, even when they work full-time jobs?  Are parents unconsciously demonstrating to their kids the value of the work boys and girls do from an early age?  If unpaid home care providers were given a salary, both men and women could bring in $49,000 a year on a 40-hour work week.   Having a disproportionate work load between men and women in the home can have negative consequences on health and future earnings.