Who cares? The gendered distribution of unpaid care work in Jordan
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Pervasive global norms position men as breadwinners and women as caregivers; in every country in the world, women do more unpaid care work than men. This paper explores the gendered distribution of unpaid care work in Jordan, where female labour market participation is among the lowest in the world.
It presents the key findings of a Rapid Care Analysis, exploring perspectives on the gendered distributions of unpaid care work in the kingdom. Finally, recommendations are offered to facilitate more choice for women in how they use their time and more equitable access to the labour market for women who want paid work.