Time use survey 2009-2010 / EDT

Dernière mise à jour le : 02/06/2016

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques démographiques et sociales (DSDS)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The objective of the time use survey in 2009-2010 (EDT) is to collect data on the way individuals organize their time.

In Metropolitan France, it is completed by a "Decision-making within couples" (DDC) module dedicated to decision-making methods within the household.

The EDT survey provides quantified analyses of daily life, both globally (number or hours spent on professional or house work) and for specific population groups (time use by the unemployed, the elderly, students, housewives…).

Thèmes abordés :

- composition of the household;

- description of the home;

- household environment and equipment;

- income, benefits received;

- place of work, travel time, activity;

- ways of looking for employment;

- studies and training;

- sports, recreation;

- everyday housework;

- associative activities;

- state of health;

- use of time, lack of time;

For a sub-sample:

- decision-making methods (discussions, negotiations) within the couple;

- differences in income between the spouses;

- management of personal and joint resources.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France and overseas departments

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

Household and individual

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Household and individual

Périodicité de l'opération :

Aperiodic, approximately every 10 years.

Période et mode de collecte :

The survey took place in six waves from September 2009 to September 2010 among ordinary households and their members.

Data is collected on two visits, face-to-face with an interviewer using computer-aided data collection. A third session of questions by telephone is scheduled for respondents to the "Decision-making within the couple" module.

It is a "logbook" survey. First a questionnaire is used to ask the respondent about their practices over the long term and also about irregular or occasional activities. A daily logbook is then used in which the respondent must note down the details of their activities over a set day.

Each line in the logbook corresponds to an elementary time unit of 10 minutes. It therefore measures the time taken by each activity at the moment when it is done or shortly afterwards, and therefore does not rely on memory.

The persons surveyed describe their timetable in it over the course of the day in the terms of their choice, noting down the start and end times of the activities in succession.

To take account of seasonal variations in time use, data collection for this survey is carried out over a period of one year.

Historique :

The first survey by the INSEE was conducted in 1966. It was part of a large international study of time budgets.

Twelve countries took part in that study. In France, the survey was conducted in six medium-sized cities in the north and east of the country, completed the following year by an investigation of two samples, one in Paris and one in Nîmes.

In 1974-1975, the INSEE conducted a single survey of a sample of 10,000 homes representative of urban France, studying time use and certain recreational activities or housework.

The 1985-1986 survey was the third to be conducted by the INSEE. It was the first to be representative of the whole of France.

The last French time use survey, in 1998-99, was carried out within a European harmonization program.

Plan de sondage :

The survey targets around 12,000 households (11,000 in Metropolitan France and 1,000 in the Overseas Departments).

The "Decision-making within the couple" module is proposed to about 2,000 couples.

Qualité de l'opération