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Working Long Hours and Having No Choice : Time Poverty in Guinea

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ADULT POPULATION BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE BASIC NEEDS BULLETIN CASH INCOME CHILD CARE CHILD LABOR CONSUMPTION DATA CONSUMPTION POVERTY CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION DECOMPOSABLE POVERTY DEPENDENT VARIABLE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPING REGIONS DEVELOPMENT POLICY DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH DRINKING WATER ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC STUDIES ECONOMICS EDUCATION LEVEL ELDERLY EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE EMPIRICAL LITERATURE EMPIRICAL RESULTS EXTREME POVERTY FAMILY MEMBERS FEMINIST FOOD PRODUCTION FREEDOM OF CHOICE GENDER DIMENSIONS GENDER EQUALITY GENDER GAP GENDER ROLES HOUSEHOLD CHORES HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD NEEDS HOUSEHOLD SIZE HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT HUMAN DIGNITY ILLNESS IMPORTANT POLICY INCOME INCOME POVERTY INCOME SHARE INCOME SHARES INDIVIDUAL WELFARE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR INEQUALITY INSUFFICIENT INCOME JOB CREATION JOB OPPORTUNITIES LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKET ACTIVITIES LABOR SHORTAGES LACK OF EDUCATION LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE LARGE FAMILIES LEVEL OF POVERTY LEVELS OF EDUCATION LONG RUN MARGINAL EFFECT MARITAL STATUS MARRIED WOMEN MEASUREMENT OF POVERTY NATIONAL LEVEL NATURAL RESOURCE NEGATIVE EFFECT NUMBER OF CHILDREN OLD AGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES POLICY IMPLICATIONS POLICY INTERVENTIONS POLICY MAKERS POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POLLUTION POOR POOR HOUSEHOLD POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POVERTY ANALYSIS POVERTY COMPARISONS POVERTY GAP POVERTY INDICES POVERTY LINE POVERTY LINES POVERTY MEASURE POVERTY MEASUREMENT POVERTY MEASURES POVERTY RATES POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES POVERTY STATUS POVERTY THRESHOLD PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRESS PUBLIC POLICIES PUBLIC POLICY PURCHASING POWER REGRESSION ANALYSIS RESEARCH REPORT RESEARCH WORKING PAPERS RESOURCE DEPLETION RESPECT RURAL RURAL AREA RURAL AREAS RURAL FEMALE RURAL MEN RURAL PHENOMENON RURAL WOMEN SANITATION SEX SIMULATIONS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SMALLHOLDER FARMERS SOCIAL PROBLEM SQUARED POVERTY GAP SUBSISTENCE SUBSISTENCE FARMING SURVIVAL STRATEGIES TECHNIQUES TRANSITION COUNTRIES TRANSPORTATION UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR WOMEN URBAN AREAS WOMAN WORKFORCE YOUNG CHILDREN
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Africa | Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Guinea
2012-03-19T19:10:55Z | 2012-03-19T19:10:55Z | 2009-06-01

This paper provides a new definition of 'time poverty' as working long hours and having no choice to do otherwise. An individual is time poor if he/she is working long hours and is also monetary poor, or would fall into monetary poverty if he/she were to reduce his/her working hours below a given time poverty line. Thus being time poor results from the combination of two conditions. First, the individual does not have enough time for rest and leisure once all working hours (whether spent in the labor market or doing household chores such as cooking, and fetching water and wood) are accounted for. Second, the individual cannot reduce his/her working time without either increasing the level of poverty of his/her household (if the household is already poor) or leading his/her household to fall into monetary poverty due to the loss in income or consumption associated with the reduction in working time (if the household is not originally poor). The paper applies the concepts of the traditional poverty literature to the analysis of time poverty and presents a case study using data for Guinea in 2002-03. Both univariate and multivariate results suggest that women are significantly more likely to be time poor than men.

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