Uneven Expectations: Measuring gender norms to address children's engagement in unpaid work

January 31, 2022

This brief explains the rationale for measuring gender norms related to unpaid care and domestic work through population-level household surveys, considers how these data would inform relevant policies and programmes, and identifies what to measure. The data collection tool being developed by UNICEF will provide a vital step toward addressing gender imbalances not only in childhood and adolescence, but also in adulthood.


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Gender norms and unpaid work