The Counting Women's Work was created in part to bring a gender perspective to the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project, which produces a series of short bulletins showcasing project results and significance for policy. CWW research is the focus of NTA Bulletin No. 11. This issue of the NTA Bulletin describes the project and reports some illustrative results from Ghana, Mexico, Senegal, the United States, and Vietnam. These examples demonstrate how CWW analysis makes it possible to quantify the differences between men and women in market work and wages, the excess total work time that most women spend relative to men, the potential barrier that household responsibilities represent to women’s education and career development, and the “hidden” costs of children.
Download NTA Bulletin No. 11 from the NTA website.