Oxfam: “Women perform 66% of the work, produce 50% of the food, but earn only 10% of the income and own 1% of the property”
Fact-check by The Washington Post Fact Checker
Oxfam, citing information from the U.N. development Programme, said women “provide 66 percent of the work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn only 10 percent of the income and own one percent of the property.” But this factoid, frequently circulated around International Women’s Day, is based on fishy research from more than four decades ago. The numbers were never correct in the first place. Oxfam and the UNDP conceded the information was false, but The Fact Checker called on them to prominently correct all documents and Websites that had previously run this material so this zombie fact can finally be terminated.
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