Counting Unremunerated Work

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Counting Unremunerated Work
COUNTING UNREMUNERATED WORK ACT

CHAPTER 19:09

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

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29 of 1996

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Note on Subsidiary Legislation

This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

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CHAPTER 19:09

COUNTING UNREMUNERATED WORK ACT

An Act to require the Central Statistical Office and other public
bodies to produce and maintain statistics relative to the
counting of unremunerated work and to provide a
mechanism for quantifying and recording the monetary
value of such work.

[16TH OCTOBER 1996]

WHEREAS in 1985 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a
resolution which states that the unremunerated contributions of
women to all aspects and sectors of development should be
recognised, and appropriate efforts should be made to measure
and reflect these contributions in national accounts and economic
statistics and in the gross national product:

And whereas it is public policy to develop the contribution of
women to the social, political and economic life in the country.

1. This Act may be cited as the Counting Unremunerated
Work Act.

2. The Director of the Central Statistical Office shall—
(a) conduct periodic household surveys, at least once

every three years to assess household incomes and
breakdown of expenditures;

(b) conduct surveys of unremunerated work
performed in Trinidad and Tobago including—

(i) work performed in and around dwelling
places;

(ii) work related to the care of children, the
handicapped, the elderly and other care
services;

(iii) agricultural work and work related to food
production;

29 of 1996.

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Preamble.

Short title.

Duties of the
Director of the
Central
Statistical
Office.

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(iv) family businesses, and
(v) volunteer and community work in both the

formal and informal sectors of society;
(c) calculate the monetary value of such

unremunerated work separately for men and
women; and

(d) utilise the quantifications in paragraphs (b) and
(c) for the purpose of compiling a supplemental
record to the Gross National Product.

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