Studying gender aspects of unpaid family market work


In contrast to the other countries in the CWW project, Kenya's time use data focuses on time spent in market work by unpaid family workers. This presents the opportunity to explore the gender dimension of unpaid market-based workers.  These are persons who work for a household-owned farm or business that benefits the household by providing food or income, but the workers themselves do not receive a wage.

The Kenyan research has shown that women play a large part in supplying labor to these enterprises.



Germano Mwabu

Professor of economics

university of nairobi


Moses Muriithi

lecturer, school of economics

university of nairobi


Reuben G. Mutegi

Lecturer, Department of Education, Administration and Planning

university of nairobi