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What is invisible labor? It's real and it hurts. Here's what to know.

What is invisible labor? It's real and it hurts. Here's what to know.

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Invisible work refers to work that is unpaid, unnoticed and unacknowledged. These tasks include cooking dinner, assisting children with homework, or making a dentist appointment.

Invisible labour also appears in other sectors. For example, doing unpaid work...

We pay for what matters. When someone does unpaid and unacknowledged work, it can mean they don't matter in other ways.

  • One United Nations report found women do three out of every four hours of unpaid labour. It leads to reduced earnings.
  • When women get paid fo...

People often don't even realise they're doing work, as is the case with invisible labour. It's true for an employee who has to purchase specific clothing and groom himself in a specific way to work at a specific retail job, and it's true for the mother who can't understand why she feels more ...

To solve invisible labour, people need to make it visible. Then they should do something about it.

  • On an individual scale, family members can talk about the division of work at home.
  • Paid parental leave or subsidised child care could help alleviate the unpaid w...

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