Invisible Burden of Women

Laishram Ladusingh


This paper shows the potential of time use data to bring out one more dimension of gender based discrimination which has not been circulated much in literature, that is, the invisible burden of women in doing unpaid household work. Care of infant and
children, sick and elderly not only depend solely on women but they also cook food, wash utensils and cloths, clean and keep household tidy to sustain the lives of its members. These are true for all women regardless of their education, occupation and

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