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Market-Hours Women

Map No. 139

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Market-hours means paid work. The most market hours worked by women are worked in China. This results in a very large female workforce given China’s big population. Eastern Asia, the region where China is located, has the second longest average market-hours worked by women: 4 hours and 30 minutes daily.

The longest market-hours worked by women are worked in Southeastern Africa, where 4 hours 32 minutes are worked daily on average.

The shortest female market-hours are worked in South America, where the average woman spends 2 hours and 12 minutes doing paid work each day. Men do the least domestic labour in South America.

"Jessica Hu ... inspects a bin of parts on the floor of a factory in north China. The products she monitors include wing parts for the Boeing 737 ..." Kristi Heim, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of all hours of paid or market labour worked by women there.


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