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VIRTUAL EVENT: Italian families in the 21st century: gender gaps in time use and their evolution

20 January 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this webinar, Chiara Monfardini will discuss research that explores gender gaps in the allocation of time by Italian adults and their trends over the years (2002-2014).

This event is free.

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All

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Yes

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Free

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Pierre Walthery

Gender gaps in the allocation of time by Italian adults and their trends were estimated for the years 2002-2014, distinguishing between weekdays and weekends, and also analysing separately full-time working parents with young children. 

In the full sample, the positive gap (females-males) in time devoted to household work and the negative gap in market work and leisure have narrowed, while the positive gap in time devoted to childcare (‘basic’ and ‘quality’ time) remained constant. 

In 2014, family duties still appear heavily unbalanced. Among dual earner couples, full-time working mothers devote 13 hours per week more to total work (paid and unpaid) and 11 hours per week less to leisure than their partners. On the positive side, the gender gap in quality child care tends to be reversed, which is driven by fathers' engagement on weekend days

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