Demographic and Social Statistics

United Nations Expert Group on Innovative and Effective Ways to Collect Time-Use Statistics

Background

The United Nations Expert Group on Innovative and Effective Ways to Collect Time-Use Statistics initiated its work in June 2018 with the overall objective of taking stock and reviewing country practices in time-use surveys and providing technical guidance and recommendations to improve the collection and use of time use data, in line with international standards and in support of SDGs implementation. In particular, the Group was established to develop 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.


Terms of Reference

As presented to the United Nations Statistics Division at its 51st session as background document.


Countries

  • Australia
  • Canada (Chair)
  • China
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

  • Agencies and Organizations

  • Eurostat
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR)

  • Experts

  • Ms. Margarita Guerrero

  • Policy relevance: Making the case for time-use data to respond to policy and research questions including in support of SDG monitoring
  • Time-use data and time-use surveys: Concepts and definitions
  • Modernizing time-use surveys
  • A "Minimum harmonized instrument" to collect time-use data
  • Quality in the context of time-use surveys and statistics
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