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Time-Use Surveys

Improving Measurement of Paid & Unpaid WORK

TUS Resources > by country > Benin

Title of survey:1998 Time-use Survey

Organization: National Inst of Statistics and Economic Analysis
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SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES (33KB)

- Module of semestral household survey on labour, income and social indicators in rural areas; independent survey on time use and education in rural areas

- obtain information on gender differences in time use

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Recall interview

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Description

Simplified time diary with 62 activities pre-listed as rows and time-line in 15-minute increments starting with 4am as column

Recording of simultaneous activities

Each pre-listed activity that occurs in a given 15-minute interval is recorded by placing an "x" in the corresponding cell. Simultaneous activities are indicated by encircling the "x".

Context variables

None

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

62 activities listed in survey instrument

TIME SAMPLE

Single period covered; each respondent provides diary data for one day; respondent diary days are distributed so that each day of the week is uniformly represented

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

National; urban-rural; persons 6-65 years old

Sample selection

All eligible persons in sample households were covered: 5,834 persons from 1,787 households in urban areas; 6,770 persons from 1,419 households in rural areas

SOURCES

Methodologie et resultats. Enquete Emploi du Temps au Benin, 1998(English translation, excerpts) (33 KB)

 


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