Survey of gender gaps in unpaid care, individual and social activities

EIGE_Index_Unpaid_work

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Cassandra Simmons

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Eszter Z├│lyomi, Ricardo Rodrigues

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Eurocarers

PROJECT PARTNERS

Eurocarers (Belgium)

INRCA - National Institute for the Care of the Elderly (Italy)

IPSOS GmbH (Germany)

BACKGROUND

The European Institute for Gender Equality has set up the Gender Equality Index to monitor gender equality across countries in the EU and across time. The Index has a number of domains, including time, which focuses on unpaid work, social and individual activities. The Index is based on regularly collected secondary data sources and covers the whole of the European Union.

AIMS

  • To improve the capacity of the Gender Equality Index to capture changes in the domain of Time in a more conceptually sound, coherent and regular way.
  • To support the monitoring of the EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025, in particular in its priority area on closing the gender care gap.

METHODS

  • Rapid review of gender equality frameworks and datasets covering unpaid work, social and individual activities.
  • Stakeholder consultation.
  • Online panel survey collection and quantitative analysis.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

WP1: Rapid review of literature and datasets in order to produced a theoretical framework

WP2: Develop the survey questionnaire and carry out the stakeholder consultation

WP3: Design, data collection (N= approx. 60,000) and analysis of an online panel survey covering the 16-75 population in each EU Member State on the issues of unpaid care, individual and social activities.

WP4: Final report and presentation of research findings

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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