Invisible No More? A Methodology and Policy Review of How Time Use Surveys Measure Unpaid Work (Executive Summary)

Topic: Women’s Economic Empowerment
Type: Report
Author: data Date: March 2018

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Foundational Gender Data Resource

Unpaid household and care work traditionally performed by women is critical to the functioning and well-being of societies.

Yet unpaid household and care work—feeding the family and taking care of children, the sick, and people with disabilities—has historically been overlooked by policymakers and gone unmeasured in official statistics. However, change is afoot due to the increased use and harmonization of time-use surveys, or quantitative studies of how people spend their time over a specific period.

This resource summarizes Invisible No More, which reviews recent efforts using time use surveys to identify good practices for designing comparable, simple measures of unpaid household and care work, and to identify ways to improve the use of this data for policymaking.

Read the Executive Summary here.

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Why should we bother measuring unpaid care & household work? @Data2X report, “Invisible No More?”, explains:
Time use surveys are one way to measure time spent on unpaid care – but how do they work? Learn more from the @Data2X report:

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