Counting Women's Work is part of the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project. NTA has research teams in over 60 countries using data to measure the generational economy - how we produce, consume, share, and save resources across age groups. CWW extends the NTA approach to include the gender dimension as well.
Each CWW research team is an NTA research team. Some teams are part of academic departments or research groups, others are part of government statistical agencies. Each team engages in the following activities:
Use survey and administrative data from their home country to produce estimates of the generational and gendered economies, following the National Transfer Accounts and National Time Transfer Accounts methodology consistently across all countries.
Share results with other teams in the network and with the public.
Create research outputs such as working papers, comparative volumes, policy bulletins, and peer-reviewed research articles to communicate results.
Engage with policymakers and other stakeholders in their own countries and across the globe.
See the links at the left for information on the people and institutions involved in each country team. Selected research and events featuring cross-country results appear below.
Researchers affiliated with Counting Women's Work and the National Transfer Accounts project will present their findings at the 40th IATUR conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 24-26.
Researchers from CWW will join the 2018 annual meeting of the Care Work and the Economy Project (CWE-GAM) in Berlin, Germany in October 21-23, 2018.
CWW Policy Brief No. 1 demonstrates the importance of CWW research for a number of policy areas in developing countries. It is entitled How “Counting Women’s Work” Matters: Evidence from the Global South.
This issue of the NTA Bulletin summarizes policy messages from Counting Women’s Work, highlighting how including unpaid care work in policy analysis creates better policy and emphasizing the need for more and better data on time use and unpaid care work.
A poster of research results from CWW and AGENTA researchers titled "Is it men or women who pay for the kids? The gendered division in the contributions to childbearing and implications for fertility" was a awarded a prize at the IUSSP conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 29 to November 4, 2017.
This issue of the NTA Bulletin features CWW research and describes the project and reports some illustrative results from Ghana, Mexico, Senegal, the United States, and Vietnam.
The Counting Women's Work project presented a special session at the 38th International Association of Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference, hosted in Seoul, South Korea, July 2016. The session provided a useful opportunity to engage more closely with the time-use research community.
A number of country teams presented the research they have been conducting as part of the Counting Women's Work project at the 11th Global Meeting of
Counting Women’s Work countries are all experiencing falling fertility, but the pace of decline varies widely across countries. The infographic comparing fertility levels and change is shown below.
CWW research was featured in a blog post by Kate Belohlav of the Population Reference Bureau. The post focused on exploring the idea of achieving a gender dividend through investments in women and girls.