Mainstreaming Unpaid Work: Time Use Data in Development Policies

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

EditorIndira Hirway

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Unpaid work, across the world, is an area that has generally been neglected by economists as well as development actors. Yet the amount of unpaid work done and the manner in which its burden is distributed have important implications for the well-being of individuals and households, as well asfor any economys growth and dynamism. This book establishes that there is an urgent need to measure unpaid work and incorporate it in analysing the critical concerns of an economy. As a first step, it focuses on gathering quality statistics and methodologies required to conduct time-use surveys in moving towards integrating unpaid workin policymaking. Assessing various time-use surveys from the global South - Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa - the book moves on to address critical socioeconomic concerns such as poverty alleviation, employment, gender equality, womens empowerment, as also the overall well-being anddevelopment of a nation. With in-depth theoretical foundations and empirical analysis, it builds the case for aggregating quality time-use data for sustainable development of the global South.

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Unpaid work, across the world, is an area that has generally been neglected by economists as well as development actors. Yet the amount of unpaid work done and the manner in which its burden is distributed have important implications for the well-being of individuals and households, as well asfor any economys growth and dynamism. This ...

Indira Hirway is Director and Professor of Economic at the Centre for Development Alternatives (CFDA), Ahmedabad. She is also National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:409 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199468257

ISBN - 13:9780199468256

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ForewordPrefaceList of Figures and TablesList of Abbreviations1. Introduction - Indira HirwayPART I Producing Quality Time-use Statistics: Issues Related to Methodology and Harmonization of Concepts and Methods2. Indira Hirway: Assessment of Concepts and Methods Used in Selected Countries in ESCAP Region3. Valeria Esquivel: Time-use Surveys in Latin America, 200520154. Jacques Charmes: Time-use Surveys in Africa: Problems and Prospects5. Sonia Montano: Measurement of Total Working Time with a Gender Perspective: Development of Time-use Surveys in Latin AmericaPART II Analytical Tools for Addressing Critical Concerns6. Indira Hirway: Challenges to Measuring (SNA) Workforce/Labour Force in Global South7. Maria Sagrario Floro and Hitomi Komastu: Time Use and Job Search among the Unemployed and Underemployed8. Ajit Zacharias: The Measurement of Time and Income Poverty9. Omar Ismael Abdourrahman: Time Poverty: A Contributor to Womens Poverty?Analysis of the Time-use Data in Africa10. Rania Antonopoulos and Kijong Kim: Public Job-guarantee Programmes: The Economic Benefits of Investing in Social CareCase Studies of South Africa and the United States11. Lekha Chakraborty: Integrating Time Use in Gender Budgeting12. Indira Hirway: Trade Liberalization and Unpaid Work: Integrating Unpaid Work into Macroeconomic PoliciesIndexGlossaryAbout the Editor and Contributors