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Johnston, Deborah and Stevano, Sara and Malapit, Hazel and Hull, Elizabeth and Kadiyala, Suneetha (2018) 'Time Use in Agriculture-Nutrition Research: Conceptualisation, Operationalisation and Interpretation.' Feminist Economics.

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There is a resurgence of interest in time-use research driven, inter alia, by the desire to understand if development interventions, especially when targeted to women, lead to time constraints by increasing work burdens. This has become a primary concern in agriculture-nutrition research. But are time-use data useful to explore agriculture-nutrition pathways? This study develops a conceptual framework of the micro-level linkages between agriculture, gendered time use, and nutrition and analyzes how time use has been conceptualized, operationalized, and interpreted in agriculture-nutrition literature on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The paper argues that better metrics, but also conceptualizations and analytics of time use, are needed to understand gendered trade-offs in agriculture-nutrition pathways. In particular, the potential unintended consequences can be grasped only if the analysis of time use shifts from being descriptive to a more theoretical and analytical understanding of time constraints, their trade-offs, and resulting changes in activity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: JEL Codes: B4, C42, N5
Keywords: Time use, methodology, gender analysis, feminist research, development
SOAS Departments & Centres: Administration and Professional Services > Governance and Compliance
Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 13545701
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 11:57
Funders: Other


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