Anđela Lučić was a panelist at the conference in Prishtina, where she together with the rest of the authors of a new report - Underrated economy “Women have no time to change the nation: they are busy with housework”, discussed the results.
New report shows that a large portion of care work is performed without pay, and often by family members. Research has shown that care work is usually performed by women, thus the work conducted by women continues to be devalued, unrecognized and goes invisible, and not counted as a contribution in national economies. The Western Balkans continues to be characterized by deep segregation of the labor market, with unequal participation of women in the labor force.
According to Montenegro data, 15% of women spend more than 4 hours taking care of children and family needs. The monetary equivalent of the unpaid care and domestic work done by women in Montenegro is estimated to amount to €122.3 million for only three months of 2020 while the monetary equivalent of unpaid care and domestic work done by men amounts to €63.5 million. This means that women did 90% more work in the domain of unpaid care and domestic work than men. If these data are projected over 12 months, it is possible to conclude that women generated the monetary equivalent of unpaid care and domestic work of €489 million or 10% of GDP, while men generated €254 million or 5% of the GDP of Montenegro for 2019.
Underrated economy “Women have no time to change the nation: they are busy with housework”
Potcenjena ekonomija “Žene nemaju vremena da menjaju zemlju: zauzete su kućnim poslovima”