By Nancy Folbre, Michael Bittman
The time we need to deal with each other, particularly for our kids and our aged, is extra worthy to us than the rest on the earth. but we've got extra event accounting for cash than we do for time. during this quantity, major specialists in research of time use from around the globe discover the interface among time use and kin coverage. The individuals: * exhibit how social associations restrict the alternatives that people could make approximately the best way to divide their time among paid and unpaid paintings* problem traditional surveys that supply simplistic measures of time spent in childcare or elder care* summarize empirical facts relating traits in time dedicated to the care of relations * debate methods of assigning a financial worth to this time. This informative and enlightening booklet is easily researched, good concept via and good written. An vital learn for college kids of feminist economics, sociology and gender stories, the participants right here argue that point isn't cash, in reality time is extra vital than funds.
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The social regulation of time Although individuals make many decisions regarding the allocation of their time, many social institutions influence the options available to them. These social institutions evolved for a reason: to help solve the coordination problems described in this chapter. Collectively enforced limits on the working day can be found in most economies. The limits are accomplished by a social norm, such as “no work on the Sabbath” or by an explicit law limiting the length of the workweek or requiring extra or overtime pay.
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According to studies based on the 1987–88 National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), single mothers have less leisure and sleep time and higher levels of stress than do married mothers (Folk 1995). Timediaries from the mid-1980s indicate that single mothers spent about three hours a week less than married mothers in activities with children, and did not make up the time that children would otherwise have spent with fathers (Robinson and Godbey 1997: 106). Other estimates suggest that children in fatherless households receive about six hours less of parental care per week (Nock and Kingston 1988).
Family time: the social organization of care by Nancy Folbre, Michael Bittman