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Mainstreaming Unpaid Work: Time-use Data in Developing Policies

Indira Hirway


This book primarily argues that there is an urgent need to measure unpaid work by using sound concepts and methods to produce quality time use data, as it is an important component of the “total economy” as defined by United System of National Accounts, 2008. It also argues that there is a need to incorporate statistics on unpaid work in analyzing critical national socioeconomic concerns, such as, poverty, unemployment, human development etc and other social concerns, and to integrate it in major mainstream national policy designing and monitoring in order to ensure gender justice and women’s ... More

Keywords: Unpaid work, time use statistics, gender justice, women’s empowerment, socioeconomic concerns, analytical tools, integration in mainstream policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199468256
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Indira Hirway, editor
Director and Professor of Economics, Centre for Development Alternatives (CFDA), Ahmedabad

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