The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the second meeting of the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics (TUS), in line with ICATUS 2016 and other international standards, to be held in New York on 20-22 May 2019. The meeting will be convened to continue the process of developing methodological guidelines on how to operationalize ICATUS 2016 and produce time-use statistics using the latest technologies, as requested by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-eighth session in 2017 in its decision 48/109.

This meeting will bring together a group of selected experts with expertise in the area of time-use statistics and/or modes of data collection for household surveys. The meeting will focus in particular on the survey instruments (full time diaries; light time diaries; stylized questions) and the development of options for countries to collect time-use data in an effective and efficient manner, highlighting trade-offs between options. The specific objectives of the EGM are as follows: (a) Develop a map linking policy data needs to the different instruments (full and light diary and stylized questions) and identify the type of policy questions that can (or cannot) be answered when a specific instrument is used; (b) Take stock of the implementation and use of activity classifications at the national level to inform the operationalization of ICATUS 2016; (c) Discuss the steps to operationalize ICATUS 2016 when using full time diaries and light diaries: information needed and how to obtain it; and further discuss when and how to opt for stylized questions to collect time use information; (d) Get updates from experts on recent developments in the area of time use statistics, including on: the use of technology to collect time-use data, and current/planed country data collections.

For information about the first meeting, please visit https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/meetings/2018/newyork-egm-tus.cshtml

Monday, 20 May 2019

 9:00 – 09:30
Registration
 10:00 – 13:00
Opening Session

  • Welcoming remarks
    UNSD

  • Introduction of experts
    UNSD

  • Introduction/Objectives of the meeting and logistics
    UNSD
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Session 1: Policy Data Needs

The objective of the session is to develop a map linking policy data needs to the different time use (TUS) instruments (full and light diary and stylized questions) and identify the type of policy questions that can (or cannot) be answered when a specific instrument is used.


 15:00 – 18:00
Session 2: Operationalization of ICATUS 2016: the use of a full diary






Tuesday, 21 May 2019

 10:00 – 13:00
Session 2: Operationalization of ICATUS 2016: the use of a full diary (Continued)

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Session 3: Operationalization of ICATUS 2016: the use of a light diary


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Session 4: Operationalization of ICATUS 2016: the use of stylized questions


 15:00 – 18:00
Session 4: Operationalization of ICATUS 2016: the use of stylized questions (continued)

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

 10:00 – 13:00
Session 5: Update on ongoing efforts to modernize time-use data collections


  • Task Force for Innovative Tools and Sources for Time-Use Surveys: update on the activities
    EUROSTAT

  • Collection of time-use data in China and the experience in Shanghai in using an App
    China
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Conclusions and recommendations and next steps
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Closing

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