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Mainstreaming Unpaid WorkTime-use Data in Developing Policies$
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Indira Hirway

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199468256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468256.001.0001

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Time Poverty: A Contributor to Women’s Poverty?

Time Poverty: A Contributor to Women’s Poverty?

Analysis of Time-Use Data in Africa

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Mainstreaming Unpaid Work

Omar Ismael Abdourahman

Oxford University Press

This chapter observes that inequality is a major challenge to development and an obstacle to achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs). Income equality includes income inequality, inequality in access/control over property/resources, civil and political rights, and in social, cultural, and economic rights. The form of inequality hat has received much less attention but has adverse implications for economic rights is relating to time. Unequal time-use pattern is a major gender issue, resulting in time-poverty. The first part of the chapter shows how allocation of time by women leads to time poverty among them and how it impacts adversely on achievement of the MDGs. The second empirical part shows how sex-disaggregated time-use data can help in intra-household analysis, which in turn can help in designing overall poverty reduction strategies.

Keywords:   time poverty, income poverty, millennium development goals, sex-disaggregated data, macroeconomic policies

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