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Time-Use Surveys

Improving Measurement of Paid & Unpaid WORK

TUS Resources > by country > Japan

Title of survey:1996 Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities

Organization: National Inst of Statistics and Economic Analysis
Contact information:http://www.stat.go.jp/english/15e.htm

SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES

- Independent survey conducted every five years since 1976; time-use module and a leisure activity module

- to obtain comprehensive data on daily time budget and leisure activities
- measure economic value of invisible work done in the household

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Self-completed 24-hour diary for daily time-use and activity list to indicate participation (yes/no) in leisure activities in the past year

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Description

Time-use module: simplified 24-hour time-use diary with 20 pre-listed activities; time-line is drawn to indicate clock time measured against a 12mn-12mn vertical scale divided into 15-minute intervals

Leisure activities module: pre-listed activities on sports (42), studies and researches (13), social activities (7), hobbies and amusements (50), travel and excursion (3); respondent indicates participation and, if yes, indicates how many times/days (7 codes) and with whom (7 codes)

Recording of simultaneous activities

None

Context variables

With whom

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

20 pre-listed activities in diary

TIME SAMPLE

Single period (28 Sept, Saturday to 6 Oct, Sunday); two designated days were assigned to sample enumeration districts and all eligible household members to sample all days of the week

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

National; household population
All household members 10 years old and over

Sample selection

All eligible household members (270,000) in 99,000 households

SOURCES

 


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