Good quality public services are the foundation for women’s economic and social rights, but they must be tailored to meet women’s needs. For example, community health workers that bring services to rural women’s homes have helped to reduce maternal deaths.
Investments in services also reduce the drudgery of women’s unpaid care work. In sub-Saharan Africa, in households without piped water, women and girls carry 71 per cent of the water collection burden.
Source: Based on Fajnzylber 2014.
Note: The results presented in this figure are based on econometric projections using data for one cohort of Chilean women from the 2002 Social Protection Survey. Factors like age, education and the presence of children were kept constant. The impact of other factors depends on the order in which each factor was included in the calculation, giving more importance to the elements introduced earlier in the analysis