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Type Working Paper - GPRG-WPS-078
Title A Gendered Analysis of ‘Time Poverty’ - The Importance of Infrastructure.
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk/12984/1/gprg-wps-078.pdf
Abstract
This paper uses a combination of nationally representative individual level time use data
combined with household and community data to further our understanding of time use,
and how infrastructure impacts on gender disaggregated time poverty. With a common,
and growing, perception in the empirical literature being that Sub Saharan African
females are typically disadvantaged in market based activities because of the large time
burden of having to undertake both formal work and domestic duties, it is important to
understand some of these key processes and issues that underpin, and link with, poverty
reduction. Using nationally representative from Lesotho we are able to provide unique
insights into gender related, formal and informal, work allocations and specifically obtain
insights regarding the main determinants of those who are 'time poor' and how key
infrastructural elements impact on this.

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