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If India’s women earned a minimum wage for the unpaid work they do around the house and caring for relatives, they would have made 260,686.8 billion Rupees in a year! 1

Traditionally, housework has been largely unpaid and undervalued, with the assumption that it is the natural responsibility of individuals within a household, primarily women. Globally, women spend three times as much time on unpaid work as do men and boys. Across the world, women work for 1640 crore hours every day without any salary.2

How much time do you spend each day on each kind of labour listed below?

Cooking, cleaning, laundry
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attending to physical / emotional needs
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Gathering Resources
Purchasing groceries, medicines etc
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household maintenance, sewing, etc.
Other caregiving
taking care of pets/medical care of adults at home
Other voluntary work
organising community activities, etc.
Take a look at the chart below to see how you compare globally
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1. SBI Report, 2023
2. The invisible labour: Women's unpaid domestic work totals 1,640 crore hours daily worldwide , LiveMint
3. Time use survey inspired by Quartz, September 2022
4. Images : Haren Das etchings. In the Kitchen, Aicon Gallery New York; Courtyard, NGMA New Delhi; At the Well, NGMA New Delhi; At Noon; Pigeons, DAG

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