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Time-Use Surveys

Improving Measurement of Paid & Unpaid WORK

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Title of survey:Time Use Survey 1999-2000

Organization: Central Bureau of Statistics
Contact information:www.pcbs.org

SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES

- Independent survey

- To provide statistical data on the time spent by people and types of activities they engage in, as relevant to policy and decision making, including: statistics on time spent on paid and unpaid work, time spent by the unemployed searching for jobs, leisure pursuits, caring for children and the elderly, information on the hidden economy

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Self-completed 24-hour diary

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS (349KB)
Description

Main instrument for recording activities is a time diary from 12 midnight to 12 midnight; activity recording is per 30-minute interval during the night and 15-minutes interval during the day; post-coding.

Household questionnaire includes questions on who gives and receives care within the household; an individual questionnaire includes questions on participation in leisure and culture-related activities

Recording of simultaneous activities

Only the main activity was recorded

Context variables

Paid/unpaid; with whom; where- location and transport

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

UN trial classification: 10 major groups; 80 2-digit groups

TIME SAMPLE

Covers whole year on a continuous basis:  each respondent provides diary data for one day; respondent diary days are distributed so that total survey data covers one whole year; total daily sample of 11 households

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

All persons aged 10 years and above

Sample selection

From 4,018 sample households, one male and one female eligible member were randomly selected for the survey for a toal of 8,038 respondents

SOURCES

Country report. 2000. Expert Group Meeting on methods for Conducting Time-Use Surveys. New York. (30 KB)

 


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