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Episode 2: Women Should Go on a Chore Strike Women are the Business

    • Business

Unpaid work underpins our entire economy. We're only able to function because we have clean clothes and packed lunches. But what are the impacts of all this unpaid labour on women's lives?

University of Melbourne research reveals that chores also exist in workplaces - think taking notes in meetings, emptying the dishwasher or planning the office Christmas party - and it's largely women who carry the load.

On Episode two of Women are the Business, we're bringing in experts Dr Leah Ruppanner and Dr Maria Recalde to explore the dynamics of unpaid work both at home and in the office, and to find out what we can do to create a little more balance.

For more stories on women's working lives, head to: https://fbe.unimelb.edu.au/womenarethebusiness


Show Research References:

Maria Recalde

• Paper: https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/aer.20141734
• HBR summary: https://hbr.org/2018/07/why-women-volunteer-for-tasks-that-dont-lead-to-promotions

Leah Ruppanner
https://theconversation.com/women-arent-better-multitaskers-than-men-theyre-just-doing-more-work-121620
https://theconversation.com/men-do-see-the-mess-they-just-arent-judged-for-it-the-way-women-are-118728
https://theconversation.com/having-a-second-child-worsens-parents-mental-health-new-research-107806
https://theconversation.com/why-couples-sleep-better-in-more-gender-equal-societies-98547
https://theconversation.com/sharing-the-parenting-duties-could-be-key-to-marital-bliss-study-84694

Unpaid work underpins our entire economy. We're only able to function because we have clean clothes and packed lunches. But what are the impacts of all this unpaid labour on women's lives?

University of Melbourne research reveals that chores also exist in workplaces - think taking notes in meetings, emptying the dishwasher or planning the office Christmas party - and it's largely women who carry the load.

On Episode two of Women are the Business, we're bringing in experts Dr Leah Ruppanner and Dr Maria Recalde to explore the dynamics of unpaid work both at home and in the office, and to find out what we can do to create a little more balance.

For more stories on women's working lives, head to: https://fbe.unimelb.edu.au/womenarethebusiness


Show Research References:

Maria Recalde

• Paper: https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/aer.20141734
• HBR summary: https://hbr.org/2018/07/why-women-volunteer-for-tasks-that-dont-lead-to-promotions

Leah Ruppanner
https://theconversation.com/women-arent-better-multitaskers-than-men-theyre-just-doing-more-work-121620
https://theconversation.com/men-do-see-the-mess-they-just-arent-judged-for-it-the-way-women-are-118728
https://theconversation.com/having-a-second-child-worsens-parents-mental-health-new-research-107806
https://theconversation.com/why-couples-sleep-better-in-more-gender-equal-societies-98547
https://theconversation.com/sharing-the-parenting-duties-could-be-key-to-marital-bliss-study-84694

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