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1st Edition

Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work

Edited By

Debbie Budlender

ISBN 9780415811026
Published September 5, 2012 by Routledge
256 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

Table of Contents


1). What do Time Use Studies Tell us About Unpaid Care Work? Evidence from Seven Countries - Debbie Freedlander

2). Unpaid Care Work in the City of Buenos Aires - Valeria Esquivel

3). The Case of Nicaragua - Isolda Espinosa González

4). Unpaid Care Work: Analysis of the Indian Time Use Data - Neetha N. and Rajni Palriwala

5). Analysis of Time Use Surveys on Work and Care in Japan - Yuko Tamiya and Masato Shikata

6). Republic of Korea: Analysis of Time Use Survey on Work and Care - Mi-young An

7). South Africa: When Marriage and the Nuclear Family are Not the Norm -

8). Tanzania: Care in the Context of HIV and AIDS -

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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.