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Time-Use Surveys

Improving Measurement of Paid & Unpaid WORK

TUS Resources > by country > Dominican Republic

Title of survey:1995 National Time-use Survey

Organization: Oficina Nacional de Estadistica & INSTRAW
Contact information: www.estadistica.gov.do

SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES (64 KB)

Independent survey

- evaluate the magnitude of unpaid work
- analyse the participation of women and men in unpaid work
- identify the variables that are related to unpaid work

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Combination recall interview and observation

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS (20KB)
Description

Main instrument for recording activities is 5 am to 5 am time diary; activity recording is per 15-minute intervals; post-coding
Household questionnaire lists household members and obtains information on whether children work and who the principal decision-maker is

Recording of simultaneous activities

Secondary activity is recorded

Context variables

Where; for what purpose; paid/unpaid for both principal and secondary activities

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

117 activity codes

TIME SAMPLE

Seasonal variation in agriculture was captured by using crops as stratification variable in selecting households and by spacing interviews over seven months; each respondent provided diary data for one day; respondent diary days are distributed so that each day of the week is represented in the survey

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

National; urban-rural;
Persons 10 years old and over

Sample selection (10KB)

All eligible household members in 1,500 sample households were covered; 

RESPONSE RATE

Overall response rate of 84.4%, 79.7% in urban areas and 88.6% in rural areas

SOURCES (64KB)

Unpublished documents provided by INSTRAW.

 


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