Concepts, Determinants and Household Consumption of Time Poverty: Evidence from Ghana
29 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017
Date Written: March 2017
This paper discusses time poverty (well-being) of the individual and puts it in the Ghanaian perspective. The paper examine hours adults as well as children allocate to work. The paper measured time poverty from the Ghanaian context. Using the Ghana Living Standard Survey, round six (GLSS, 6) and employing OLS, Logit and Quantile analysis, interesting and intriguing results are presented. The paper found females (both adult and young) to be more time poor individuals and engages in household or non-paid activities than their counterpart males. The paper further found education and time poverty to be positively associated. Results suggest that traditionally, females are noted for time poor than males but as one moves up on the education ladder, the demand to work more increases. This has implication for health issues.
Keywords: Time Poverty, Well-being, Time Allocation, Gender Differences
JEL Classification: B54, D13, E01, I3 I32, J16, J22
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