Vol - 17, Issue - 02
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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-08-08-2021-85
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Title : Household Unpaid Work Analysis in Developing Countries: Are Women in Nigeria Responsive? Evidence from Southwest, Nigeria
by Apata, T.G, Oyekale T.O, Tolorunju, T.E, Igbalajobi, O.A, Jaiyeoba, C, Bamigboye, O,
Abstract : Unpaid work/labour is a labour that supposed to receive wages but not compensated due to no meaningful valuation put in place. This basic supposition in deciding value in our economic system is that productive work is valued and paid, while unpaid work is not productive, draw no value and hence, attract no wages. This study examines factors influencing unpaid-work and appropriation method for valuation (a replacement-cost hybrid approach). Multi-stage sampling procedures were adopted to select 320 women respondents. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential analysis. Mean-time allocated to do unpaid-work is 49.5hrs, comparing with paid-work, give a differential of 16.5hrs monthly and 0.55hr daily, this is significant. Hence, women efforts in home-management are significant and responsive to their tasks of household management. Hence efforts should be tailored to valuate these efforts by government for commeasurably reparation

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