Skip to content

Conference Paper ISA - RC33 Research Committee on Logic and Methodology Conference

Exploring New Ground for Using the Multinational Time Use Study

Authors

Publication date

03 Oct 2000

Abstract

This abstract explores recent changes in the Multinational Time Use Study, which has harmonised time diary data from twenty-four countries collected from the 1960s through the 1990s. The paper addresses the processes of harmonising variables across countries, considering the development of common activity, background, and context categories, the placement of activities in time, the future incorporation of sequence data, the reconciling of effects of variations in study design, and file access and distribution issues. The paper then explores new potential uses of the MTUS, concentrating on three of the many emerging applications: integrating time diary data with other records; tracking the changing behaviour of older people; and evaluating the effects of health interventions for chronic illnesses.


Related publications

  1. Exploring new ground for using the Multinational Time Use Study

    Kimberly Fisher, Jonathan Gershuny, Anne H. Gauthier, et al.

    1. Households
    2. Survey Methodology

#517756


Research home

Research home

News

Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author

Podcasts

Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society

Projects

Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs

Events

Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report

Themes

Key research themes and areas of interest