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Work in home leaves women worse off, Report, Irish Times, 20th October 2009

Published: Monday, October 19, 2009

THE NOTION that work in the home is becoming evenly distributed among the sexes is a myth, the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said, with women responsible for 86 per cent of child supervision, 82 per cent of care of adults and 80 per cent of cooking.

The disproportionate burden of care work has left women economically dependent and under-represented in decision-making, according to the organisation.