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Mexico | Effects on the economic activity of “A day without us (women)”

Published on Friday, March 6, 2020 | Updated on Monday, March 9, 2020

Mexico | Effects on the economic activity of “A day without us (women)”

Next Monday, March 9, a national strike called “A day without us (women)” will take place. The economic impact is estimated to reach 34,571 million pesos: 23,200 million pesos in paid economic activities and 11,371 million pesos for unpaid work in domestic and care activities.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The economic impact of “A Day Without Us (Women)” is estimated to reach 34,571 million pesos: 23,200 million pesos in paid economic activities and 11,371 million pesos for unpaid work in domestic and care activities.
  • The subsector of education, health and assistance services would be the most affected: 65% of the working population were women in 2019.
  • In 2019, without adjusting for age, schooling, work experience and other factors, men earned on average 30% more than women nationwide.
  • Mexico City has the highest proportion of women workers registered in the IMSS (41.6%) and Campeche has the lowest proportion (30.6%).
  • In 2018, the economic value of Unpaid Work in Domestic and Care Activities constituted 5.5 trillion pesos, representing 23.5% of Mexico's GDP. Of this percentage, women's work accounted for 17.7% of GDP, that is, 75% of total unpaid work.

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