Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 69–92 | Cite as

Time-management strategies used by households with home-based work

  • Mary Winter
  • Herien Puspitawati
  • Ramona K. Z. Heck
  • Kathryn Stafford


A sample of 899 households in which at least one member is engaged in home-based work is used to analyze two time-management strategies used to respond to the demands of home-based work. Analyses reveal that, first, personal time is reallocated more than additional help is obtained for either the home-based work or household production and, second, that different strategies are used depending on whether the household manager is also the home-based worker. Respondents holding both roles report reallocating personal time more often than respondents who are not home-based workers; the reverse holds for obtaining additional help. The results suggest that households generating higher incomes in which home-based work is a full-time occupation are more likely to use time-management strategies than those in which incomes are lower and the home-based work is part-time.

Key words

adjustment strategies coping strategies home-based work time management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Winter
    • 1
  • Herien Puspitawati
    • 2
  • Ramona K. Z. Heck
    • 3
  • Kathryn Stafford
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Family StudiesIowa State UniversityAmes
  2. 2.Department of Community Nutrition and Family Resources, Faculty of AgricultureBogor Agricultural UniversityBogor-Jawa, BaratIndonesia
  3. 3.Department of Consumer Economics and HousingCornell UniversityIthaca
  4. 4.Department of Family Resource ManagementThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus

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