The Value and Time Allocation in Rural Tanzania

Robert Ebihart Msigwa, George Mofulu


This study aim to analyze the rural household work, leisure and school time and how it is allocated among the various activities by socio-economic and demographic characteristics of individuals. The time spent on wages and a non-wages activity is almost the same while leisure time for women is reduced due to housework and child care activities. Male in the rural spends more time in wage economic activities while women spend more time on housework and child care. The time use patterns in rural Tanzania change depend on the season. Girls in rural spend more time on housework than boys. The paper revealed a statistical significant difference in the time use pattern rather than magnitude of gender. The gender distinction between men’s and women’s is observed in the non-wage activities

Keywords: Time allocation, leisure, housework, non-wage

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