With help from many colleagues and research assistants, I have been badgering away at a report on design and harmonization issues for time-use surveys in developing countries. It focuses on inconsistencies in the definition and measurement of direct care time across surveys (as well as larger problems) and on underestimation of the temporal constraints imposed by dependent care. It includes empirical analysis of time use survey data from South Korea, China, South Africa, Ghana, Ecuador and Mexico.
As a preview, I’m linking to a powerpoint presentation that I prepared for the 17th International Experts Meeting on Time Use and XX International Meeting on Gender Statistics, September 10-13, 2019, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. I’m really interested in hearing from researchers who have tackled similar issues!