Closing the Gender Data Gap “When a wom

Closing the Gender Data Gap
“When a woman answers that her “primary activity” is a housewife, the surveyor often stops asking her questions. The reality, however, is that many women around the world who are primarily housewives are also engaged in economic activities outside the home — in farming or enterprise — and by failing to question them further, asking, for instance, about a “secondary activity,” those activities are not counted. As a result, household surveys currently capture 75 percent of men’s economic activities but no more than 30 percent of women’s activity.”