The value of unpaid work for women and men - care work and domestic work

The value of unpaid work for women and men

Promoter: CESIS - Center for Studies for Social Intervention


Institutt for samfunnsforskning

Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE)

EEA Grants: 52,388.00

Total Amount: 58,208.89



What is the project about?

The project The value of unpaid work for women and men - care work and domestic work fulfills the objectives of MFEEE 2014-2021, contributing to the achievement of its Objective 1 and Output 1.4. It is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular with SDG 5 - Target 5.4, but also with SDG 4 and SDG 8, and with the National Strategy for Equality and Non-Discrimination (ENIND) 2018-2030, in its Action Plan for Equality between Women and Men (PAIMH) 2018-2021, namely with Axis 2 - 'Full and equal participation in the public and private sphere', Guideline 2.3 - 'Promotion of equality in times related to paid work and unpaid support for family life performed by women and men, and appreciation of work related to care '. It contributes to the pursuit of Strategic Objective 1 - 'To guarantee a governance that integrates the fight against discrimination on grounds of sex and the promotion of IMH in policies and actions, at all levels of the PA' and the respective Specific Objective 1.1 - 'To guarantee information, including statistical data, of quality, disaggregated by sex ', as well as of Strategic Objective 2 -' Guarantee the conditions for full and equal participation of women and men in the labor market and in professional activity 'and the respective Specific Objective 2.3 - 'To guarantee protection in parenting and promote the reconciliation between professional, personal and family life'. This project is also consistent with the 3 in Line - Program for the reconciliation of professional, personal and family life 2018-2019, in particular with its Measure 26 - 'The value of care'.

It is a Small Grant Scheme #1 project - Studies on the economic impact of gender equality.


What will it achieve?

  • Estimate the level of consumption of unpaid work - care work and domestic work.

  • Estimate the monetary value of unpaid work for women and men - care and domestic work.

  • Estimate the impact of unpaid work by women and men - care and domestic work - on the national economy, and in particular on GDP.

  • Develop public policy recommendations.


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