Balancing work and family, unpaid work

In focus

Unpaid work

Unpaid work 2020

The latest data from the unpaid work module of the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) are available. Findings are presented on domestic and family work as well as total time spent on paid and unpaid work in 2020, showing changes since 2010.

Balancing of work and family in Switzerland and Europe

Balancing of work and family in Switzerland and Europe

The publication analyses the effects of care responsibilities for children or adult family members on employment of caregivers. Comparisons between Switzerland and the EU28/EFTA countries complete the picture.

Available in French and German

Overall view of the unpaid work

Further information

Press releases

Related topics

Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Balancing work and family

Links to statistical information on balancing work and family

Domestic and family work

Time spent on domestic and family workload

Voluntary work

Population’s participation in voluntary work

Household production satellite account

Volume of unpaid work, monetary valuation of unpaid work


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