Lygia Sabbag Fares is in the core faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She holds a PhD on development economics (Social and Labour Economics) and a certificate degree in labour economics, both from the University of Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil); a master of arts in labour policies and globalization at Kassel University (Germany); and a bachelor of arts in international relations (Centro Universitário Ibero-Americano, Brazil). She is the organizer of the gender and economics working group of the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), a member of a multidisciplinary research group on development studies at the University of São Paulo, and representative of the Young Scholars member committee of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). She was a visiting scholar at York University (Canada).
When considering the time spent on domestic chores, total working hours of women are greater than those of men. In addition to working more, women are the majority in unpaid and low paid jobs. Data on Brazil