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Gender and Time Use in a Global Context : The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor (Hardcover)

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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. 
Number of Pages: 505.0
Genre: Business + Money Management
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: July 11, 2017
TCIN: 52169731
UPC: 9781137568366
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-8744

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