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TIME USE SURVEYS

Time-use surveys collect information on how people allocate their time among different types of activities during the day, and provide a detailed picture of people’s daily lives.

In gender statistics, time use surveys represent a useful source of information for investigating how women and men divide their time between paid work, housework, study, personal care, family tasks, and leisure activities. Showing the different patterns of time-allocation associated with gender, time use surveys highlight roles and conditions of women and men in family and social life.

This presentation discusses why time-use surveys are useful, what type of time-use data is available, what data collection methods and classification systems for the coding of activities are used, and what the measurement issues specific to time-use surveys are.

Audience: This video is intended for users and producers of statistics, middle and senior staff in the Statistical Offices, policy and decision makers, academia, and stakeholders interested in gender statistics.


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