Report

Factors and Norms Influencing Unpaid Care Work: Household survey evidence from five rural communities in Colombia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Author: Leyla Karimli, Emma Samman, Lucia Rost, Thalia Kidder
Published by: Oxfam
Factors and Norms Influencing Unpaid Care Work Factors and Norms Influencing Unpaid Care Work - Summary Factors and Norms Influencing Unpaid Care Work - Questionnaire Factors and Norms Influencing Unpaid Care Work - Tables

In order to address the unequal burden of care work and to raise the profile of care as a cross-cutting development issue, Oxfam and its partners implemented a baseline Household Care Survey (HCS) in five countries in which its Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) initiative project was active.This report summarises the findings of the follow-up round of the HCS in Colombia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The report outlines the motivation for this work and the focus issues for the WE-Care survey. It covers the research design and analysis, and findings from the 2015 HCS in three areas:

  • time use of adult women and men;
  • time use of girls and boys aged 0–17; and
  • factors conditioning time use, including household composition, access to equipment, public services and infrastructure, social norms and participation in programme activity.

The report analyses changes in two countries and concludes with methodological challenges and implications for further research.

Links below are for the full report, summary, questionnaire and tables.