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Paid and unpaid work in Denmark –Towards gender equity

Jens Bonke () and Bent Jensen ()
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Bent Jensen: The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Denmark

electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, 2012, vol. 9, issue 1, 108-119

Abstract: Since the 1960s women in most countries have increased the time they spend in the labour market, while little change has been seen in their time spent on unpaid household work. Men, however, have decreased their labour market participation and increased their time used on unpaid household work. This trend also holds true for Denmark, albeit reduced by standardization for the demographic distribution. The most robust result is a continued convergence in women and men's time use. When making a linear projection of the trends in women and men's time use, we have to go to the year 2033 before Danish women and men spend an equal amount of time in paid employment. However, for household work, gender equality will arrive as early as 2023.

Keywords: Time use survey; inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 J2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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