Paper Title
Gendered Time-Use and Schooling for Secondary School Students Among The Urban Poor in Uganda

The social and economic contexts in which children grow shape how they negotiate their engagement in activities such as studying, household chores or income generating activities. This paper reports on time use among secondary school students in Kasubi and Nakulabyeslum areas. The data obtained from narratives of students and from diaries recording their time use indicate that their time is basically allocated to economic activities, domestic work, school related work and leisure. The pattern of time use has well-articulated gender differences, often guided by social and cultural norms. The findings revealed that girls are burdened more than boys.Generally, time spent on school related work increases when children are enrolled into school.However, time spent on livelihood activities remain valued, especially in a background of low household income. This study provides adequate evidence for strategies to challenge disabling norms around time use.It is argued that children should be afforded more time for education and school related activities in order to enhance their performance and realize long term benefits of education. Key words - Girls education, gender, time use, livelihoods.