ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Measuring Gender Disparity Using Time Use Statistics

Women's work in the household, in subsistence agriculture and such other activities is either not accounted for or is grossly undervalued in conventional data collection on work. One possible way of properly accounting women's contribution to the economy is to measure the time women spend on activities which are not included normally under the head of economic activities. This article, using data from the report of the time use survey conducted by the CSO, attempts to measure gender disparity in terms of the relative time men and women spend on productive activities.

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