Valuing Women’s Unpaid Care and Household Work: The Policy Potential of Time Use Data

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

Time use surveys are quantitative summaries of how people spend their time over a specific period, and can have a significant impact on policy.

This brief outlines the many ways that time use survey data can inform policy, including:

  • Improve economic and social policies and advocate for policies that reduce care burden;
  • Inform and promote child protection policies;
  • Help countries better value the contribution of unpaid care work;
  • Drive public campaigns to promote shared responsibilities in the home;
  • Measure the impact of development interventions.

Read the policy brief here.

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