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Quest for equality: Call to recognise women's caregiving load, provide more support networks

The disproportionate amount of time women spend on household and caregiving work than men has significant impact on women’s careers, financial situation and well-being, and this one-sided burden is expected to grow with the ageing of the population, say experts. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - The disproportionate burden on women in caregiving - a result of long-held assumptions of their role at home - is front and centre in the national review of women's issues now taking place.

In discussions, women say they want more recognition of their greater load, and more efforts to encourage men to share the burden more equally.

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