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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2Society, Institutions, and Development$
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Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239979

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.001.0001

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Time And Income

Time And Income

Empirical Evidence On Gender Poverty And Inequalities From A Capability Perspective

(p.237) Chapter 13 Time And Income
Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2

Enrica Chiappero Martinetti

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses from a capability perspective — how and to what extent gender inequalities in terms of time allocation between paid and unpaid work can affect income poverty and individual well-being. In the first part, the chapter illustrates the reasons for which Sen's capability approach, compared to other theoretical frameworks, seems to be particularly adequate to shed light on the complex linkages between time allocation and well-being distribution. In the second part, the chapter presents the results of an empirical analysis based on the Bank of Italy's Survey on Household Income and Wealth, giving evidence that strong gender inequalities exist both in terms of time and income allocation.

Keywords:   capability approach, unpaid work, time allocation, income poverty, gender inequality

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