Women’s time spent performing unpaid care work provides the foundation for healthy market economies. However, economic measures of national income only account for paid work and do not account for time women spend performing unpaid care and household services. The Counting Women’s Work (CWW) project analyses and quantifies women’s time spent on these activities in an effort to measure women’s full economic contribution to their countries. Results from these analyses provide evidence that can inform more effective policies related to economic growth and gender inequality. In a webcast, researchers from the CWW project show the value of unpaid work across different countries, focusing on the gender gap and differences in socioeconomic status. The keynote speaker, Dr. Juan Daniel Oviedo, chief statistician and director of the National Statistics Office (DANE) of Columbia, discusses implementation of Columbia’s web platform of statistics disaggregated by gender and data on Colombia’s care economy.

Counting Women’s Work: Time Use, Policy, and Economic Growth
Gretchen Donehower

Gender Gaps: Care Work, Market Work and Education
Morne Oosthuizen

Valuing Unpaid Household Work: Burkina Faso & Senegal
Latif Dramani

Differential Time Use by Education and Gender in Colombia
B. Piedad Urdinola

Gender Gaps in Colombia in Context of COVID Crisis
Juan Daniel Oviedo