EIGE is looking into gender inequalities in pay and unpaid care, as requested by the German Presidency of the EU. The study is part of EIGE’s review of the Beijing Platform for Action.
The study will examine how unequal sharing of unpaid care activities at home affects pay inequalities in the labour market. It will also look at the different ways in which families outsource care work. Recommendations to reduce gender inequalities in unpaid care work and on the labour market will also be presented.
The study will combine qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and will include information from focus groups carried out in eleven EU Member States.