Following my interview with eldiario.es, the Foundation Giangiacomo Feltrinelli has asked me to comment the data published by Eurostat and INES about gender, work and children. The article is entitled “Stiamo ancora parlando di donne e lavoro” and it has been published in the online journal La nostra città futura. In the article I show how when the number of children increase the amount of paid work provided by women decrease (counting hours of work and access to labour market), while the paid work provided by men increase. The reason lies for sure in a gendered distribution of unpaid work (domestic work + care work), but the different labour market conditions offered to women and men have a role in households’ decision marking.
Please take a look at the data published by INE: