Professor Qin Gao (with coauthors Fuhua Zhai and Xiaoran Wang) published a new article entitled “Education and Gender Gap in Couples’ Time Use: Evidence from China” in the Journal of Asian Public Policy. Using the 2010 China Family Panel Studies data, this article provides new evidence on education and gender gap in time use among Chinese couples. Across urban and rural areas and on both work and non-work days, wives spent much more time on personal and household care, while husbands spent more time on work and leisure/social activities. For urban wives, having the same or higher levels of education than their husbands helped narrow these gender gaps in time use. The results were more mixed for rural couples. These results shed light on policy debates regarding gender inequality in China and beyond.
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