MONET 2030: Time spent on professional activity and on domestic work


SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Swiss target 5.4: The burden of combining work and family life is more equally shared between the sexes.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the number of hours spent on professional activity and on domestic and family workload by sex. Total workload is calculated by the number of hours per week. In order to move towards sustainable development, the amount of time spent on professional activity and on domestic work must be more equally divided between the sexes.

Help for interpretation
This indicator gives no information as to individuals’ satisfaction with the division of their time between paid and domestic work. Differences in how time is divided between paid and domestic work are also due to personal choice.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.


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Methodology

This indicator shows the average number of hours per week spent on domestic and family work (not including voluntary work) and professional activity for men and women of working age (from 1997 to 2007 working age was between 15 to 64 years for men and 15 and 63 years for women. From 2010 onwards it is 15 to 64 for men and women).
Data are collected and published every 3 to 4 years as part of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office's Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) in the “Unpaid work” module. A revision of the survey in 2010 led to a break in the time series.

Targets

Swiss target 5.4: The burden of combining work and family life is more equally shared between the sexes.

International target 5.4: Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate

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