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The Implications of Water and Electricity Supply for the Time Allocation of Women in Rural Ghana

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  • Joana Costa

    () (International Poverty Centre)

  • Degol Hailu

    () (UNDP SURF)

  • Elydia Silva

    () (International Poverty Centre)

  • Raquel Tsukada

    () (International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth)

Abstract

This paper investigates the time allocation of women in Ghana as a trade-off between domestic chores and market-oriented activities when households are provided with water and electricity infrastructure. Using the Ghana Living Standards Survey, Round Four, we find that the time spent on remunerated activities increases when households are provided with electricity, while the supply of water reduces the time burden faced by rural women.

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  • Joana Costa & Degol Hailu & Elydia Silva & Raquel Tsukada, 2009. "The Implications of Water and Electricity Supply for the Time Allocation of Women in Rural Ghana," Working Papers 59, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:59
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    1. Scheurlen, Elena, 2015. "Time allocation to energy resource collection in rural Ethiopia: Gender-disaggregated household responses to changes in firewood availability:," IFPRI discussion papers 1419, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Joyce P. Jacobsen, 2013. "Changing Technologies of Household Production: Causes and Effects," Wesleyan Economics Working Papers 2013-004, Wesleyan University, Department of Economics.
    3. Joyce P. Jacobsen, 2011. "The Role of Technological Change in Increasing Gender Equity with a Focus on Information and Communications Technologyy," Wesleyan Economics Working Papers 2011-007, Wesleyan University, Department of Economics.

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