Negotiating time use: an inter-generational mixed methods approach to household decision-making on care and domestic work in Northern Uganda

The aim of the research is to better understand decision-making on the division of care and domestic work between genders and generations. The research setting is Northern Uganda, where socio-cultural changes, related to a civil war and the increasing involvement of development programmes, have been observed.

In this context of social change, I look at decision-making on gender-and age-based responsibilities, with a special interest in social norms and children’s involvement in household decisions. I take a mixed methods approach, including a household survey, semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions and participant observation with adults and children.

Lucia Rost
Research Student