Data Set 2018


Data Release FAQ


Click the link above to request data. You will be requested to fill out a form about yourself, how you plan to use our estimates, and if we may add you to our mailing list. After you have submitted that form, you will be redirected to a webpage with a spreadsheet that has the current data release. After that, we will email you a brief notification of any revisions or additions to the dataset so that you can obtain the most up to date and complete set of estimates produced by CWW.

What data are included?

CWW has released estimates for six countries: Colombia, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, United States, and Uruguay.  The estimates include production and consumption in two sectors: 1. the market sector measured in National Transfer Accounts (NTA), and 2. household sector unpaid care work measured in National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA). The NTA age profiles include labor income and consumption, measuring average annual monetary flows by age.  Labor income will also be given in time units (average hours per week spent in market labor). The NTTA age profiles include production and consumption of unpaid care work, broken out into direct care for persons versus indirect care provided through general housework. NTTA age profiles will be released in time units (hours per week) and monetary units (annual monetary flows).  Monetary units for NTTA are calculated by weighting time spent in each unpaid care work activity by an imputed market replacement wage for that activity.

European countries have estimated NTA and NTTA by sex in a separate project.  Those estimates are available here:

What is an age profile?

An age profile is a per-capita smoothed schedule of an economic flow by age. NTA and NTTA produce cross-sectional age profiles, measuring flows for a national population by age in a particular year, not a cohort measure of one individual or birth cohort over time.

Are age profiles be separated by sex?

Production profiles will be separated by sex. Consumption profiles will be for both sexes combined, while we conduct sensitivity tests to see if our consumption imputation methodology is sufficiently sensitive to detect real differences in consumption of same-age persons by sex. We do not want to release age profiles that show very small sex differences in consumption due to limitations of the methodology rather than real research findings. If our testing indicates that our methods are sufficient to disaggregate consumption, we will release those age profiles in the future.

What are future release plans?

In early 2019, we plan to release results from six additional countries: Costa Rica, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Mauritius, and Turkey.  Later in 2019 we plan to add Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Thailand. We expect to add more countries, and more years for countries already included, throughout 2019.