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Time Use and Transfers in the Americas

Producing, Consuming, and Sharing Time Across Generations and Genders

  • B. Piedad Urdinola
  • Jorge A. Tovar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jorge A. Tovar, B. Piedad Urdinola
    Pages 1-4
  3. Gretchen Donehower, Jorge A. Tovar, B. Piedad Urdinola
    Pages 41-55
  4. Jorge A. Tovar, B. Piedad Urdinola
    Pages 57-76
  5. Marisa Bucheli, Cecilia González, Cecilia Lara
    Pages 97-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-144

About this book


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.


Economic Life Cycle Economics of Aging Gender Differences Intergenerational Transfers Time Use Differentials Time Use Patterns Time Use Surveys Unpaid Domestic Labor

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Piedad Urdinola
    • 1
  • Jorge A. Tovar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversidad Nacional de Colombia-BogotáBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia

About the editors

B. Piedad Urdinola is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics of the National University of Colombia-Bogotá. She holds a Ph.D. in Demography at the University of Berkeley. Recipient of the Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2011) and Visiting Professor Santo Domingo at the University of Harvard (2015). Its research agenda covers issues of demography, of conflict, underreporting of mortality, mortality projections, aging and time use, and adolescent fertility. She co-directs and manages the Latin American Human Mortality Database and directs the chapter for Colombia of the international project National Transfers Accounts.

Jorge Tovar is currently associate professor at the economics department, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota - Colombia. He holds a BA and MA degree in economics from Universidad de Los Andes and a Ph.D. in Economics from U.C. Berkeley. He has been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Latin American Studies at Stanford. His research fields focus on International Trade, Industrial Organization and he has particular interest in the economics of households as well as sports economics. He has published chapters and books on the topic and a number of papers in journals such as World Development, Science, The Review of Industrial Organization or The Developing Economies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Time Use and Transfers in the Americas
  • Book Subtitle Producing, Consuming, and Sharing Time Across Generations and Genders
  • Editors B. Piedad Urdinola
    Jorge A. Tovar
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-11805-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-11806-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 144
  • Number of Illustrations 32 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Population Economics
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