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December 14, 2022

LIDC

Women’s Work: Is Age a Development Issue?

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Does ambition stop as you age? Do you need fewer social and employment rights as you grow older? Less pay? Fewer days off? Is it reasonable to expect older women (in particular) to provide free labour such as childcare? According to a report by Age International, 40% of women aged 65 and older in sub-Saharan Africa work. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, older women provided at least four hours of unpaid labour every day. They are assumed to be the recipients…

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