Allocation of time and time use

Introduction | Standards and methods | Meetings

The United Nations Statistics Division issues standards and methods approved by the Statistical Commission to assist national statistical authorities and other producers of statistics in the collection, compilation and dissemination of data.
Standards and methods:
- The Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work (PDF 8MB)

- The trial International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (ICATUS) (Classification is Under Revision)

The United Nations Statistics Division is also engaged in promoting and facilitating the exchange of information on time-use survey methods, classifications, contextual variables and other relevant practices among countries and areas.

Select one or more items in the box below to compare selected survey features and practices.

Countries and areas Selected survey characteristics


United Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics