Reconciliation of work and family life

Modified on 2013/05/16 14:08 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Work

From gender issues to gender statistics on work-family balance: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do women and men spend the same amount of time in caring for children? Is the total time spent on housework the same for women and for men? Time use by type of activity within and outside the SNA production boundary by sex and detailed activity Time use surveys Time use module in household surveys such as LFS (Labour Force Surveys) or living standard surveys
Is it the man or the woman who is working part-time or not at all when couples’ children are young? Employment status by sex and number of hours worked for both partners, by number of children below a certain age LFS, living standard surveys or other multi-purpose survey
What are the benefits provided for pregnant women? If granted, what is the length of paternity leave and what are the related benefits? Qualitative information Legislative and administrative sources
Are affordable child care services available? Subjective assessment of availability of affordable formal child care services in the community

Enrolment in pre-primary education
Community surveys
Household surveys


School administrative sources