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Time-Use Surveys

Improving Measurement of Paid & Unpaid WORK

TUS Resources > by country > Canada

Title of survey:GSS 1998 - Cycle 12- Time Use Survey

Organization: Statistics Canada
Contact information: dave.paton@statcan.ca

SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES

-12th cycle of the General Social Survey

- gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in Canadian society over time
- provide information on specific social issues of current or emerging interest

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Recall interview using computer-assisted telephone interview

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Description

24-hour retrospective diary covering 4am to 4am

Recording of simultaneous activities

None

Context variables

Location; with whom; for whom

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

1998 Time Use Activity Classification of Canada

TIME SAMPLE

Covers whole year (February 1998 to January 1999) on a continuous (monthly) basis; sample was evenly distributed over 12 months to represent seasonal variation; sample represented each day of the week-- respondents were assigned one designated day

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

National (excluding residents of the Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories); household population; all persons 15 years of age or over

Sample selection

Household sample was selected using the Elimination of Non-Working Banks technique of Random Digit Dialing; one eligible person per household was selected to provide data on time-use; 77.6 percent overall response rate

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