A recent study from the OECD provides an overview of the social trends and policies in Italy and other OECD countries. The study, Society at a Glance 2011: OECD Social Indicators, includes a wide array of information on social issues that range from demography and family characteristics, employment and unemployment, poverty and inequality to social and health care expenditure, and trust and tolerance.
WOMEN AND WORK.
The report reveals that Italian women spend 3 hours and 40 minutes per day more on unpaid work such as cooking, cleaning, caring for children or other family members than Italian men, the greatest gender gap in the OECD after Mexico, Turkey and Portugal. On average, across the OECD, women spend 2.5 hours per day more than men on unpaid work.