Counting Correctly

It highlights the importance of counting correctly for ensuring the understanding of, as well as building justice for women.

Jain, Devaki. "The Contribution of Women from the Lowest Income Groups to the Economy


How Time-Use Studies can Enable an Accurate Valuation." ECLAC conference. Santiago, 2011

Generating Data From Below

For a National Workshop on Experience Sharing and Capacity Building for Engendering Statistics, Thiruvananathapuram, October 11-15, 2004

Valuing Work: Time as a Measure

In honor of assetless women workers In: Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. XXXI, No. 43, October 26, 1996

House Work

Paper presented at the National Workshop on "Visibility of Women in Statistics and Indicators : Changing Perspective". Bombay 1986

Domestic Work: Its Implication for Enumeration on Women's Work and Employment


Paper presented at the Symposium on Women's Work and Society, organised by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi 1982 Published in: Saradamoni, K., ed., "Women, Work and Society", Calcutta, Indian Statistical Institute, 1985

Tyranny of the Household: Investigative Essays on Women's Work


(Women in Poverty) Edited by Devaki Jain and Nirmala Banerjee New Delhi, Shanti Books, 1985 (278 pages)

The book contains a collection of essays on women in poor households with a focus on a number of issues that range from viewing health and the specific distribution of nutrition within households to the methodology of their measurement, and the external attitudes and perceptions that enhance this discrimination. The book aims at high lighting the fact that the existing methodology of measuring both the produce of women as also its distribution is inadequate. It also attempts to quantify the extent of the sex-wise inequalities within a household in distribution of consumption resources and in the devolution of responsibilities.

Women and their Households: The Relevance of Men and Macro Policies - An Indian Perspective

By Devaki Jain and Mukul Mukherjee (ISST study), 1989 (Paper prepared for the first ISST Study on "Indian Female Headed Households, ILO - 1984)

Report on a Time Allocation Study. Its Methodological Implications


By Devaki Jain and Malini Chand Technical Seminar on "Women's Work and Employment", Institute of Social Studies Trust, April 9-11, 1982

Importance of Age and Sex Specific Data Collection in Household Surveys

Paper presented at the Regional Conference on Household Surveys, organised by Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP). Bangkok 1980

The main conclusions that emerge from the paper are: 
a) that all surveys have an implicit value base which needs to be explicitly stated as a preamble to the surveys; 
b) that household surveys should take note of the interests of women and children and provide for appropriate investigations and appropriate tabulations by age and sex; 
c) that the schedules should be so designed as to capture the processes, systems and conditions of the people of these, as yet agricultural and tradition-bound societies, and investigate in particular women's participation in developmental programmes and the benefits derived there from: 
d) that in order to probe the pattern of work and leisure among women, time disposition studies be undertaken with the aid of appropriate schedules that would accurately capture the patterns and the regional variations therein: and 
e) that wherever necessary, female investigators be used for the collection of data from women or matters concerning them.

Women's Employment - Possibilities of Relevant Research

Paper prepared for KULU Women and Development, Copenhagen, 1980 Published by APCWD, Bangkok

Measuring Women's Work : Some Methodological Issues


In: Raunaq Jahan and Hanna Pappanek, eds., "Women and Development : Perspectives from South and South East Asia" Dacca, Bangladesh, Institute of Law and International Affairs, 1979

Rural Children at Work. Preliminary Results of a Pilot Study

By Devaki Jain and Malini Chand In: The Indian Journal of Social Work, Oct. 1979 Vol. 2, No. 2, Tata Institute of Social Sciences