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Allocation of time and time use

Title of survey: Time Use Survey in China
Year: 2008
Organization: National Bureau of Statistics of China
Purpose: To reflect the everyday life in China, to measure how much time people spend on doing various productive activities and to explore the role of women and men in social and economic life
Survey characteristics
Type Independent survey
Survey coverage 10 Provinces: Beijing, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu
Urban and rural
Ultimate sample unit Eligible household members
Time sample Two diaries, one for weekday and one for weekend day - 10 minutes intervals
Sample size 37 142 interviewees
Reference population Age: 15-74
Sex: Female and male
Simultaneous activities Secondary activity
Context variables Locations or means of transit, with whom when the activity starts, who filled the diary, how the diary was filled (just after, during the activity, the next day)
Survey instrument
Household questionnaire
No classification available
Other documents
2008 Time Use Survey in China

United Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics