Care Work and Time Use: A Focus on Child Care, Personal Care and Elderly Care Time

  • R Ramya Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Sri C. Achutha Menon Government College, Thrissur, Kerala
Keywords: Time poverty, Care time, Child care, Elderly care, Personal care

Abstract

Today the concept of ‘time poverty’ is gaining much attention. Since time is a limited factor, when more of it is devoted to paid and unpaid work, less time is available for leisure, which results in high time poverty. Time is often more precious than money and is regarded as a natural and universal concept. A woman’s position in the society and family as well as her time allocation is a multi-dimensional phenomenon. Therefore a woman’s paid works as well as her unpaid domestic work especially care work are equally significant as it produces significant influence upon her time allocation. Across globe, women and girls does the vast majority of care giving work in the home which creates disproportional responsibilities finally result in time poverty. This paper mainly focuses on the care time (child care, elderly care and personal care time) devoted by working women across different occupations

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2019-03-15
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Ramya, R. (2019). Care Work and Time Use: A Focus on Child Care, Personal Care and Elderly Care Time. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 7(2), 34-41. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v7i2.306
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