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Time-Use Surveys

Improving Measurement of Paid & Unpaid WORK

TUS Resources > by country > Republic of Korea

Title of survey:1999 Time Use Survey

Organization: National Statistical Office
Contact information:aelee@nso.go.kr

SURVEY DESIGN & OBJECTIVES

- Independent survey
- To estimate what people do, how they spend their time, what does everday life look like, how much time is spent on gainful employment, unpaid work, leisure activities, personal activities, how do population groups and countries differ in these respects
- To provide basic data and new information about the volume and pattern of the unpaid women's household work
- To deduce policy implications from the result of the time use survey such as sharing of household work by men and women for gender equity, and spreading of paid and unpaid work in rural area

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

Combination of self-completed diary and interview background questionnaires

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Description

Main instrument for recording activities was a full time diary starting from 0 a.m. to 24:00 p.m.; 10-minute fixed time interval;
Household and individual questionnaires

Recording of simultaneous activities

Secondary activity was recorded

Context variables

Location; with whom (for eating activity only); for whom (for family care activity only); paid/unpaid (for work in family business, work on family farm, work on family farm and garden not for sale)

ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

9 major groups (1-digit); 40 2-digit groups

TIME SAMPLE

Covered a single period; all days of the week were covered by assigning two diary days to each respondent; in designating diary days week-end days were covered twice more than week days

REFERENCE POPULATION
Description

National; household population;
Persons 10 years old and over

Sample selection

All eligible respondents in 17,000 sample households were selected or a total of 46,109 sample respondents

RESPONSE RATE

94.7 percent of sample respondents

SOURCES

  • Country report. 2000.Expert Group Meeting on Methods for Conducting Time-Use Surveys. New York. (100 KB)

 


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