Caring for people and domestic work, such as cooking, cleaning and fetching water, is essential for personal wellbeing and survival. But across the world, care work is overwhelmingly done by women, which restricts their opportunities for education, employment, political engagement and leisure.
This research case study discusses the successes and challenges of the time use measurements used in Oxfam’s Household Care Surveys. The surveys, supported by Oxfam’s Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) programme, aimed to measure adults’ and children’s time spent on unpaid care work and other factors that could influence this distribution within the household.
How to cite this resource
Citation styles vary so we recommend you check what is appropriate for your context. You may choose to cite Oxfam resources as follows:
Author(s)/Editor(s). (Year of publication). Title and sub-title. Place of publication: name of publisher. DOI (where available). URL
Our FAQs page has some examples of this approach.