Concepts, Determinants and Household Consumption of Time Poverty: Evidence from Ghana

29 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

This paper discusses time poverty (well-being) of the individual and puts it in the Ghanaian perspective. The paper examine hours adults as well as children allocate to work. The paper measured time poverty from the Ghanaian context. Using the Ghana Living Standard Survey, round six (GLSS, 6) and employing OLS, Logit and Quantile analysis, interesting and intriguing results are presented. The paper found females (both adult and young) to be more time poor individuals and engages in household or non-paid activities than their counterpart males. The paper further found education and time poverty to be positively associated. Results suggest that traditionally, females are noted for time poor than males but as one moves up on the education ladder, the demand to work more increases. This has implication for health issues.

Keywords: Time Poverty, Well-being, Time Allocation, Gender Differences

JEL Classification: B54, D13, E01, I3 I32, J16, J22

Suggested Citation

Nyanzu, Frederick, Concepts, Determinants and Household Consumption of Time Poverty: Evidence from Ghana (March 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947134 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2947134

Frederick Nyanzu (Contact Author)

University of Cape Coast ( email )

PMB, UCC, GHANA
Department of English
Cape Coast, Central Region
Ghana

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