Time use and transfers in the Americas : producing, consuming, and sharing time across generations and genders / B. Piedad Urdinola [and] Jorge A. Tovar, editors.
- Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.
vii, 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Time management -- America.
- This book provides a comparison of the measurement in time and monetary units of unpaid domestic work in Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and the Hispanic ethnicity in the United States. A standardized technique allows the development of comparable estimates across countries per age and gender which reveal specific behavioral patterns over the life cycle. A mixture of economic conditions, social norms, and demographic trends provide insightful explanations for the unequal burden that women and girls carry when dealing with unpaid domestic activities, an economically significant but traditionally neglected activity. As such, the book is of interested to practitioners in all social sciences, particularly sociologists, demographers, economists, and policymakers.
- Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Methodology of the National Time Transfer Accounts
Chapter 3. Time Use Differences and Similarities between Developed and Emerging Economies in the Americas
Chapter 4. Home and Market Production Time Use Differentials in Colombia
Chapter 5. Gender Gaps in Costa Rica: Analysis of Time Use and Labor Income by Education
Chapter 6. Gender Differences in Home Production and Consumption in Uruguay
Chapter 7. Gender and Work in the United States and Patterns by Hispanic Ethnicity
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Urdinola, Piedad, editor.
Tovar Mora, Jorge Andrés, editor.
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