Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The big picture; A theory of the misallocation of time; Family time and public policy in the United States; Using the yardstick of time to capture care; Activity, proximity, or responsibility? Measuring parental childcare time; Making the invisible visible: the life and time(s) of informal caregivers; Valuing childcare and elder care; Bringing up Bobby and Betty: the inputs and outputs of childcare time; Valuing informal elder care.
In this volume, leading experts in analysis of time use from across the globe explore the interface between time use and family policy. They show how social institutions limit the choices that individuals can make about how to divide their time.
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