Hey Mr. Wadge, enjoying that *10 week* summer so far? =)
So I noticed that you post many articles similar to this one and I thought I would try to get your thoughts on one of them.
So things start to get pretty interesting once you reach the "Paid work and unpaid work" section. In every country shown on the graph it appears that men do more paid work per day than women and women do more unpaid work per day than men. However comparing the two graphs, the total minutes of work done per day (paid + unpaid) in the majority of countries is fairly similar between men and women.
The author of the article claims that, "it's important to note that "working less" is not necessarily a bad thing. In places like the Netherlands, for example, women working part-time has become an ingrained cultural practice," however that, "something that is a problem is that in nearly every country, women do more unpaid work than men, such as childcare and chores."
Things get even more interesting when you go down to the next section, which is Wages. I know that generally "wages" mean pay on a per hour basis (ex $10.27/per hour of work), however with this authors introduction of the graph, I can only presume that she means something similar to a yearly salary. So with that definition of the Wages graph, it would appear if you compare the Wages graph to the Minutes of paid work per day graph that women generally make more per hour worked than men (e.g. men work approx. 21% longer in Canada and make 19% more than women)
Did you include the article for me to read? I'm confused...
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