Gender, Time Use, and Aging

Do gendered time use patterns among older adults mirror those observed in earlier life stages? Or does time use allocation in later life become less gendered as life stages are reoriented away from paid work and raising children toward new pursuits? Later life disability and increased likelihood of living alone in young and older adulthood may alter the activities in which individuals engage, the amount of time spent on various activities, and time socializing and interacting with others. “Productive” uses of time may be redefined with implications for later life well-being. Both objective and subjective aspects of time likely change at later life stages.