Making unpaid care work visible in a gendered economy
CWW research in South Africa reveals that women still do the vast majority of unpaid care work, even in a context of high unemployment when we might expect men to have more time to share unpaid care work with women. This is partly due to the high prevalence of labor migration which separates men from their families for long periods of time. Traditional ideas of "women's work" play a part as well, to the potential detriment of girls seeking education and women seeking greater participation in paid labor.
The South Africa CWW team has shared research with many policymakers in South Africa, and has been an important part of spreading the NTA/CWW approach to understanding age and gender in economies to other countries in Africa.
CWW infographics summarize the market-based and unpaid care work economy in a country. This post shows the infographic for South Africa in 2000.
CWW Working Paper WP6 is by Morné Oosthuizen, and details the CWW research for South Africa. It is entitled Counting Women's Work in South Africa: Estimates of Household Production across the Lifecycle in 2000.
The first CWW Country Report features results from South Africa.
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
CWW infographics summarize the market-based and unpaid care work economy in a country. This post shows the infographic for South Africa.
Now available online: the full report co-authored by the DPRU on the "Status Of Women In The South African Economy", which includes draft results from the South African Counting Women's Work research (see section 7 of the report).