Water Supply in Rural Ghana: Do Women Benefit?

Author: Joana Costa ,Degol Hailu ,Elydia Silva ,Raquel Tsukada
Thematic Area: Social Protection

Abstract:Women’s income poverty in developing countries is usually associated with time poverty. The time that women spend on domestic chores represents significant forgone income. Infrastructure provision potentially reduces women’s time burden. The saving includes time spent on collecting, loading and purifying water. That saving would enable women to engage in remunerated activities, dedicate more time to pursuing education, or have a little leisure. In this One Pager, we investigate the impact of water provision on women’s time allocation in rural Ghana.

Keywords:Water Supply, Rural, Ghana, Women Benefit
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Type/Issue:One Pager/101