How do you spend your time on a typical day? Most of us know how much time we spend at paid jobs, but how much unpaid care work are we also doing? The Counting Women’s Work project answers this question for many countries across the globe. Scroll down to compare how much time you devote to unpaid care work and education relative to others in the world.
This website uses national time use surveys and the National Time Transfer Accounts methodology to estimate time use across countries (click here to learn about the methodology).
Work done for no pay to sustain households and care for household and community members. Includes direct care and housework.
Caretaking of children, elders, the sick and disabled in our households and communities. Includes volunteering.
Activities like cooking, cleaning, laundry, household maintenance, and management that benefit household members.
Time spent in school, university, or other educational institution. Also includes time spent at home on study and homework.
What's your gender?
What's your age?
This is how you compare vs people in The World
Did you know that women's unpaid activities represent 23% of GDP in Colombia, 22% in Costa Rica, 19% in the United States and 23% in Uruguay?.
Did you know that, typically, caring is the unpaid activity to which people devote more time? This is true especially for women between 20 and 45 years old, which coincides with their childbearing years.
Did you know that the women in the United States dedicate 52% more time to unpaid housework activities than men? This figure rises to 123% in Uruguay, 222% in Colombia, and 247% in Costa Rica.