Time Pressed and Time Poor: Unpaid Household Work in Guatemala

  title={Time Pressed and Time Poor: Unpaid Household Work in Guatemala},
  author={Sarah Gammage},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={112 - 79}
  • S. Gammage
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
Abstract This study examines unpaid work in the household in Guatemala using data from a national 2000 household survey (ENCOVI 2000), which included a time-use module. The contribution highlights the importance of unpaid work in Guatemalan households in economic terms and concludes that in 2000, its value was equivalent to approximately 30 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for that year. The value of unpaid work is estimated using an opportunity cost approach applying market wages as… 
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