Startling scale of inequality laid bare as Oxfam report highlights chronically undervalued nature of care workThe world’s 22 richest men have more combined wealth than all 325 million women in Africa, according to a study.Women and girls across the globe contribute an estimated £8.28tn ($10.8tn) to the global economy with a total of 12.5bn hours a day of unpaid care work, a figure more than three times the worth of the global tech industry, claims an Oxfam report published on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Continue reading...
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