Gender and Time Use in a Global Context

The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

Editors: Connelly, Rachel, Kongar, Ebru (Eds.)

  • Contributes gender-nuanced studies of micro- and macroeconomic topics 
  • Provides empirical analysis from over ten countries
  • Explores intersectional issues, particularly age
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This edited volume uses a feminist approach to explore the economic implications of the complex interrelationship between gender and time use. Household composition, sexuality, migration patterns, income levels, and race/ethnicity are all considered as important factors that interact with gender and time use patterns. The book is split in two sections: The macroeconomic portion explores cutting edge issues such as time poverty and its relationship to income poverty, and the macroeconomic effects of recession and austerity; while the microeconomic section studies topics such as differences by age, activity sequencing, and subjective well-being of time spent. The chapters also examine a range of age groups, from the labor of school-age children to elderly caregivers, and analyze time use in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Finland, India, Korea, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United States. Each chapter provides a substantial introduction to the academic literature of its focus and is written to be revealing to researchers and accessible to students and policymakers. 

About the authors

Rachel Connelly is the Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College, USA. Her recent research examines time use in the US, particularly as it relates to child caregiving, and the relationships between family structure, age, migration, and time use in China. She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics.
Ebru Kongar is Associate Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, USA. Her research focuses on the gendered time use and labor market outcomes of macroeconomic developments, such as deindustrialization, offshoring, and the Great Recession in the US economy. She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics.
Contributor Affiliations:Rania Antonopoulos, Alternate Minister for Labour, Greece; Levy Economics Institute, USALourdes Benería, Cornell University, USAJudith E. Brown, University of New South Wales, AustraliaRebecca M. Centanni, Analysis Group, Boston, USALyn Craig, University of New South Wales, AustraliaDeborah S. DeGraff, Bowdoin College, USAEsther W. Dungumaro, University of Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaValeria Esquivel, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsMaria S. Floro, American University, USAErofili Grapsa, Rhodes University, South Africaİpek İlkkaracan, Istanbul Technical University, TurkeyJiweon Jun, University of Oxford, UKCharlene Kalenkoski, Texas Tech University, USADeborah Levison, University of Minnesota, USAFiona MacPhail, University of Northern British Columbia, CanadaThomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute, USAMargaret Maurer-Fazio, Bates College, USAEmel Memiş, Ankara University, TurkeyJulie A. Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston, USADorrit Posel, University of the Witwatersrand, South AfricaMark Price, Keystone Research Center, USASmriti Rao, Assumption College, USAEsther D. Rothblum, San Diego State University, USAJill Rubery, European Work and Employment Research Centre, UKAbhilasha Srivastava, American University, USALyndall Strazdins, The Australian National University, AustraliaAjit Zacharias, Levy Economics Institute, USA

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Feminist Approaches to Time Use

    Connelly, Rachel (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Unpaid Work in Macroeconomics: A Stocktaking Exercise

    İlkkaracan, İpek

    Pages 29-50

  • The Challenge of Austerity for Gender Equality in Europe: A Consideration of Eight Countries at the Center of the Crisis

    Karamessini, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 51-74

  • Women, Recession, and Austerity: A Comment on “The Challenge of Gender Austerity for Equality: A Consideration of Eight European Countries in the Crisis”

    Benería, Lourdes

    Pages 75-83

  • Paid and Unpaid Work Time by Labor Force Status of Prime Age Women and Men in Canada: The Great Recession and Gender Inequality in Work Time

    MacPhail, Fiona

    Pages 85-112

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56837-3
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56836-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Time Use in a Global Context
Book Subtitle
The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor
Editors
  • Rachel Connelly
  • Ebru Kongar
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56837-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56837-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56836-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 505
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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