publication . Article . 2005

the time cost of care

Kimberly Fisher; Michael Bittman; Patricia Hill; Cathy Thomson;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2005 Journal: electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, volume 2, pages 54-66 (eissn: 1860-9937, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe
Abstract
Extensive small scale studies have documented that when people assume the role of assisting a person with impairments or an older person, care activities account for a significant portion of their daily routines. Nevertheless, little research has investigated the problem of measuring the time that carers spend in care-related activities. This paper contrasts two different measures of care time – an estimated average weekly hours question in the 1998 Australian Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, and diary estimates from the 1997 national Australian Time Use Survey. This study finds that diaries provide information for a more robust estimate, but only after ...
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free text keywords: Care, unpaid work, time estimation, family and gender roles, informal economic activity, Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, Cost of care, Gerontology, Time-use survey, Impact factor, Actuarial science, Quarter (United States coin), Family member, Unpaid work, Medicine, business.industry, business, jel:C13, jel:J14, jel:J16, jel:J17, jel:J19, jel:J20
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publication . Article . 2005

the time cost of care

Kimberly Fisher; Michael Bittman; Patricia Hill; Cathy Thomson;