Gender economics in the Guardian Saturday 10 July 2010

Women suffer more than most when government cuts budgets.   The impact is greater on women, as there are larger numbers of women who are unpaid carers, or work in casual lower paid work.   They are hardest hit by cuts to transport and support services when they occur.  In reality, most will work longer hours to make up the deficit in one way or another.  Whether that be overtime to increase wages or ferrying those in their care to support services using their own private vehicles instead of public transport.

Sadly, the real impact of this extra burden won’t be measured as much of it will be done outside working hours by unpaid carers, or as extra effort over and above paid working time.

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