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In Brazil Over 90% of Working Women Do Double Shift at Home

More than 90% of the Brazilian women who work outside the home continue to work inside the home as well, reports the 2004 social indicator survey (SÀ­ntese de Indicadores Sociais 2004). just released by Brazil’s government statistical bureau (IBGE).

The housework takes up an average 4.4 hours per day, says the survey, although there are the usual regional differences with women in the Northeast doing much more housework than those in the Distrito Federal, for example.

The survey did find that some men do work around the house, but only for an average of 2 hours per day.

The survey also found that nowadays 16.8 million households in Brazil are run by women, which works out to almost 30% of the 56.1 million households surveyed.

In comparing household income, the IBGE found that homes run by women tend to have slightly less income than those run by men.

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  • Alan Rasgado

    brazil research
    hi Cristiane Ribeiro
    i’m from Mexico but live in the US, i’m writting a papper about the brazilan culture and i have some information about class structure and family life, but i think that it’s always more important when somebody that knows about a country and just can give a point of view for those topics, well if you have some coments or something you can share with me, like classes and society, what determines social status, minority groups and their social standing, and more importantant, because it’s about your article… do woman work outside of their home, if what occupations? i know that brazil is a very different country because is really big, different social segregations etc, but if you have and idea that can help me please write me at pachita_front@hotmail.com

    thanks…

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