Gender and Time Use in a Global Context

The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

  • Rachel Connelly
  • Ebru Kongar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Rachel Connelly, Ebru Kongar
    Pages 1-26
  3. Gender, Time Use, and the Macroeconomy

  4. The Microeconomics of Gendered Time Use – The Intersectionality of Care Work, Labor Market Work, and Housework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Julie A. Nelson
      Pages 261-269
    3. Ebru Kongar, Emel Memiş
      Pages 373-406
    4. Deborah S. DeGraff, Deborah Levison, Esther W. Dungumaro
      Pages 407-434
    5. Dorrit Posel, Erofili Grapsa
      Pages 435-463
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 495-505

About this book


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.


microeconomics macroeconomics time poverty income poverty social class Social and Solidarity Economy collaborative economy great recession housework time use survey time deficit time squeeze unemployment underemployment care economy homosexual time stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachel Connelly
    • 1
  • Ebru Kongar
    • 2
  1. 1.Bowdoin College Dept of EconomicsBrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Dickinson CollegeCarlisleUSA

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