By Greg Seymour, Hazel Malapit, and Agnes Quisumbing
Measuring Time Use in Developing Country Agriculture: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda
- Time-use surveys are essential for addressing gender disparities, yet little research has compared time-use survey methods in developing countries.
- Developing country agricultural contexts present unique logistical challenges to time-data collection, including low literacy and unfamiliarity with clock-oriented time.
- In Bangladesh and Uganda, there are systematic differences between time-use estimates obtained using stylized questions and time diaries.
- Men and women experience different emotions toward different types of work, and gender gaps exist in the distribution of pleasant and unpleasant activities.
- Learning from non-economics disciplines, including research on quality of time, leads to richer insights into gendered time-use patterns.