In terms of the economy, we expect cantons with e.g. a strong services sector to be much more affected than those with a strong industrial or rural sector. In terms of the political system, we expect conservative cantons to have a stronger rise in gender inequality than progressive ones. Moreover, in terms of welfare regimes, in liberal cantons, the impact of the financial crisis may be worse than in conservative or social-democratic cantons due to a different degree of decommodification. Furthermore, the impact of the economic downturns also varies over time. We assume that the downturn of the 90s had much less influence on the volume of paid work of men compared to women than it had in the rise of the downturn beginning 2008. All in all, we expect major changes within the cantons in terms of shifts between paid and unpaid work. The degree of transformation and the differences between men and women depend on the political, economic and cultural framework of the respective cantons.