299 vs 97 min per day: NSS confirms household, unpaid work falls on women -Zeeshan Shaikh

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published Published on Sep 30, 2020   modified Modified on Sep 30, 2020

-The Indian Express

The primary objective of the survey was to measure participation of men and women in paid and unpaid activities as well as measure the time dispositions on different activities.

Mumbai: A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ‘Time Use Survey’ conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has shown that only 38.2 per cent of the population participates in “employment and other related activities”, spending 429 minutes (7 hours and 9 minutes) on an average each day.

There is, however, a wide gender disparity, with only 18.4 per cent women participating in employment activities compared with 57.3 per cent men; also, while men spend on an average 459 minutes (7 hours and 39 minutes), women spend only 333 minutes (5 hours and 33 minutes).

The NSS report, ‘Time Use in India 2019’, whose findings were released Tuesday, has been conducted for the first time in the country. The primary objective of the survey was to measure participation of men and women in paid and unpaid activities as well as measure the time dispositions on different activities.

The survey was conducted between January 2019 and December 2019. As many as 1.39 lakh households across the country comprising 4.47 lakh persons over the age of six were enumerated.

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The Indian Express, 30 September, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/household-unpaid-work-men-women-survey-6636769/


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