Oxfam-study prior to the Meeting in Davos: Unpaid women's work

Year women lost 10.000 billion euros of income, laments the development organization Oxfam. The increasing social inequality. hourly wage: zero Euro photo: Re

Oxfam-study prior to the Meeting in Davos: Unpaid women's work

Year women lost 10.000 billion euros of income, laments the development organization Oxfam. The increasing social inequality.

hourly wage: zero Euro photo: Reuters

DAVOS taz | About 10,000 billion Euro per year would have to get girls and women around the world, in addition, would their free house - and care work and paid the minimum wage. This loss of earnings is in the order of 10 percent of the total world economic output a year. The development organization Oxfam writes in its report on global inequality, published on Monday on the occasion of the world economic forum of Davos. "The number is an expression of an economic system that works especially for wealthy men," said Ellen Ehmke of Oxfam Germany.

according to The calculations, girls and women make every day, approximately 12 billion working hours, free of charge. The lost wages benefit is often men, because they could achieve with unpaid domestic work in the back income. Result: "The unequal distribution of care and care work creates and exacerbates social inequality," said Oxfam, "in the world, men have 50 percent more assets than women."

Oxfam called for more investment in public infrastructure that relieve women and girls of unpaid care and care work. In poor countries, about water lines, and renewable energy could reduce the time required for the procurement of water and firewood. In rich countries, a more equitable distribution of child - raising and care periods, between women and men. In its development policy the Federal government should provide more money for measures that improved the Situation of women, the organization.

in addition, she practiced criticism of the deep divide between the Poor and the rich. According to the report, 2.153 billionaire inside and billionaires had last year, worldwide assets of 8.7 trillion dollars (approximately 8,700 billion euros). This corresponds approximately to the joint ownership of 60 percent of the world's population. 162 billionaires had as much wealth as the poorer half of the world's population. Oxfam based on data from Forbes, Credite Suisse, and Bloomberg.

Updated Date: 20 January 2020, 09:00

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