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Time-Use Analytics: An Improved Way of Understanding Gendered Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways

Stevano, Sara; Kadiyala, Suneetha; Johnston, Deborah; Malapit, Hazel; Hull, Elizabeth; Kalamatianou, Sofia


Sara Stevano

Suneetha Kadiyala

Deborah Johnston

Hazel Malapit

Elizabeth Hull

Sofia Kalamatianou


There is a resurgence of interest in time-use research driven, inter alia, by the desire to understand if development interventions, especially when targeted to women, lead to time constraints by increasing work burdens. This has become a primary concern in agriculture-nutrition research. But are time-use data useful to explore agriculture-nutrition pathways? This study develops a conceptual framework of the micro-level linkages between agriculture, gendered time use, and nutrition and analyzes how time use has been conceptualized, operationalized, and interpreted in agriculture-nutrition literature on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The paper argues that better metrics, but also conceptualizations and analytics of time use, are needed to understand gendered trade-offs in agriculture-nutrition pathways. In particular, the potential unintended consequences can be grasped only if the analysis of time use shifts from being descriptive to a more theoretical and analytical understanding of time constraints, their trade-offs, and resulting changes in activity.


Stevano, S., Kadiyala, S., Johnston, D., Malapit, H., Hull, E., & Kalamatianou, S. (2019). Time-Use Analytics: An Improved Way of Understanding Gendered Agriculture-Nutrition Pathways. Feminist Economics, 25(3), 1-22.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 25, 2018
Online Publication Date Dec 17, 2018
Publication Date Jul 3, 2019
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 14, 2019
Journal Feminist Economics
Print ISSN 1354-5701
Electronic ISSN 1466-4372
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 3
Pages 1-22
Keywords economics and econometrics, general business, management and accounting, arts and humanities (miscellaneous), gender studies
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Feminist Economics on 17th December 2018, available online:


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