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Time-Use Surveys

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TUS Resources > by country > Lao

Title of survey:Expenditure and Consumption Survey: Time Use Module 1997-1998

Organization: National Inst of Statistics and Economic Analysis
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SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES

Module of household income and expenditure survey
- To measure productivity in farming, mainly rice cultivation
- To measure labour input work in small-scale business and the informal sector

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Recall interview

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Description

Simplified time diary with 21 activities pre-listed as rows and time-line in 30-minute increments starting at 4 am as columns; additional information was recorded for the economic activities and for travel

Recording of simultaneous activities

No recording of simultaneous activities

Context variables

None

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

21 activities listed in survey instrument

TIME SAMPLE

Covered the entire year; each respondent provided diary data for one day; each day of the week was to be uniformly represented; enumerator selected the diary day

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

National; household population
Persons 10 years old or over

Sample selection

8,882 eligible respondents from one randomly selected person per sample household

RESPONSE RATE

Non-response rate is negligible

SOURCES

Informal report.

 


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