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Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work

Edited by Debbie Budlender

Routledge – 2010 – 234 pages

Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

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Description

Across the world, unpaid care work - unpaid housework, care of persons, and "volunteer" work - is done predominantly by women. This book presents and compares unpaid care work patterns in seven different countries. It analyzes data drawn from large-scale time use surveys carried out under the auspices of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). With its in-depth concentration on time use patterns in developing nations, this book will offer many new insights for scholars of gender and care.

Contents

1. What do Time Use Studies Tell Us about Unpaid Care Work? Evidence from Seven Countries Debbie Budlender 2. Tanzania: Care in the Context of HIV and AIDS Debbie Budlender 3. South Africa: When Marriage and the Nuclear Family Are Not the Norm Debbie Budlender 4. Unpaid Care Work: Analysis of the Indian Time Use Data Neetha N. and Rajni Palriwala 5. Republic of Korea: Analysis of Time Use Survey on Work and Care Mi-young An 6. Analysis of Time Use Surveys on Work and Care in Japan Yuko Tamiya and Masato Shikata 7. The Case of Nicaragua Isolda Espinosa González 8. Unpaid Care Work in the City of Buenos Aires Valeria Esquivel

Author Bio

Debbie Budlender is a specialist researcher with the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE), a South African non-governmental organization working in the area of social policy research.

Name: Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Debbie Budlender. Across the world, unpaid care work - unpaid housework, care of persons, and "volunteer" work - is done predominantly by women. This book presents and compares unpaid care work patterns in seven different countries. It analyzes data drawn from...
Categories: Economics and Development, Gender & Development, Regional Development