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Stevano, Sara, Kadiyala, Suneetha, Johnston, Deborah, Malapit, Hazel, Hull, Elizabeth and Kalamatianou, Sofia (2019) 'Time-Use Analytics: An Improved Way of Understanding Gendered Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways.' Feminist Economics, 25 (3). pp. 1-22.

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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
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 11:57
Funders: Other

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