Time spending of children in India and Ghana

In this study we aim to gain a better understanding of how time-spending patterns of children in India and Ghana are related to their development. Specifically, we study time spending in relation to family affluence, as in India large differences exist between families in terms of affluence, and these differences are likely to have a strong impact on the time spending patterns of their children: Do Indian children have time to play and study, or are they expected to contribute financially?

This project started in 2011; together with Radhika Bapat and Paul Vedder. In 2013 a parallel project was started in Ghana (with Adolf Bekoe).



The research is funded by Leiden University.

Last Modified: 08-01-2016