100% stacked bar chart of unpaid care work and paid work by gender with data column of % time spent on unpaid care work

Gender Gap in Unpaid Care Work

Women perform over ¾ of the unpaid care work worldwide and they spend more time working than men, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart.  Women spend about 265 minutes per day on care work and men spend just 83 minutes.  Men spend 322 minutes on paid work and women spend 183.  Overall, men spend 20% of their work time on care work, while women spend 59%. Data are from Care Work and Care Jobs for the Future of Decent Work, ILO Report.

Gender Gap in Unpaid Care Work in a 100% Stacked Bar Chart with Data Column

100% stacked bar chart of unpaid care work and paid work by gender with data column of % time spent on unpaid care work

How I Made This Unpaid Care Work 100% Stacked Bar Chart

Data for this chart are presented below: 

Data for 100% stacked bar chart of unpaid care work and paid work by gender with data column of % time spent on unpaid care work

Here's how I made the gender gap in unpaid care work 100% stacked bar chart:

  • typed the data on unpaid care work and paid work into the Mekko Graphics Data Editor
  • used formulas to computer total work by gender and % of time spent on unpaid care work
  • used Bars and Series dialog to set data column
  • removed y axis line, tick marks and labels and x axis line
  • added y axis title
  • showed segment labels with values and calculated percentage
  • formatted data column to show percentage
  • changed series colors
  • adjusted internal chart margins and bar gaps
  • added linking lines between segments

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