Review of the implementation of the Beijing platform for action : women and the economy : reconciliation of work and family life as a condition of equal participation in the labour market : main findings
"Despite various policies and measures for the advancement of gender equality promoted and implemented in the EU Member States, women still remain the main carers of children and the elderly. Today, in Europe, women between the ages of 25 to 44 spend three times longer than men in childcare pr day. Likewise, care responsibilities account for the main reason women work far longer hours than men. As a result this limits women's prospects to a balanced working and family life."--Editor.