Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Gender Equality in Peru
Towards a Better Sharing of Paid and Unpaid Work
The OECD review of Gender Equality in Peru: Towards a Better Sharing of Paid and Unpaid
Work is the second of a series focusing on Latin American and the Caribbean countries.
It compares gender gaps in labour and educational outcomes in Peru with other countries.
Particular attention is put on the uneven distribution of unpaid work, and the extra
burden this places on women. It investigates how policies and programmes in Peru can
make this distribution more equitable. The first part of the report reviews the evidence
on gender gaps and on what causes these, including the role played by attitudes. The
second part develops a comprehensive framework to address these challenges, presenting
a broad range of options to reduce the unpaid work burden falling on women, and to
increase women’s labour income. The final part discusses the impact of the COVID-19
crisis and considers how the policy priorities of the government will have to change
to address these. An earlier review in the same series has looked at gender equality
policies in Chile (2021).
Published on June 23, 2022Also available in: Spanish