Time Use and Transfers in the Americas

Producing, Consuming, and Sharing Time Across Generations and Genders

  • B. Piedad Urdinola
  • Jorge A. Tovar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jorge A. Tovar, B. Piedad Urdinola
    Pages 1-4
  3. Gretchen Donehower, Jorge A. Tovar, B. Piedad Urdinola
    Pages 41-55
  4. Jorge A. Tovar, B. Piedad Urdinola
    Pages 57-76
  5. Marisa Bucheli, Cecilia González, Cecilia Lara
    Pages 97-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-144

About this book


This book provides a comparison of the measurement in time and monetary units of unpaid domestic work in Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and the Hispanic ethnicity in the United States. A standardized technique allows the development of comparable estimates across countries per age and gender which reveal specific behavioral patterns over the life cycle. A mixture of economic conditions, social norms, and demographic trends provide insightful explanations for the unequal burden that women and girls carry when dealing with unpaid domestic activities, an economically significant but traditionally neglected activity. As such, the book is of interested to practitioners in all social sciences, particularly sociologists, demographers, economists, and policymakers.


Economic Life Cycle Economics of Aging Gender Differences Intergenerational Transfers Time Use Differentials Time Use Patterns Time Use Surveys Unpaid Domestic Labor

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Piedad Urdinola
    • 1
  • Jorge A. Tovar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversidad Nacional de Colombia-BogotáBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia

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