United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division
Statistics and Statistical Methods Publications

Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work
Series: F, No.93 
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Languages available:A, C, E, F, S, R


This publication presents an overview of different approaches in the design of time-use surveys. The publication provides further impetus to the development of time-use statistics and assistance to countries interested in undertaking time-use surveys. It reviews methods and practices in collecting, processing and disseminating time-use statistics through compilation of country experiences. It is also aimed at facilitating the harmonization of methods and practices in collecting, processing and disseminating time-use statistics. In addition, the publication is meant to solicit comments and suggestions on the trial International Classification of Activities for Time-Use statistics (ICATUS) which will subsequently be revised.

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