A PIDS study found that housework affects women’s participation in paid work in the marketplace. Women are more likely to participate if they are less engaged in unpaid care and housework at home. The study highlights the importance of crafting policies that will help families in home production and care economy. Some of these are the provision of quality and affordable childcare services, promoting work-life balance through flexi-time work arrangement and four-day work week, and designing support systems for elderly care. Policies that will enhance the presence of working men in the home and increase their involvement in child-rearing are also recommended. Know more about the study titled “Examining the Women's Low Labor Market Participation Rate in the Philippines: Is Housework the Missing Link?” here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/6862

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