Time use survey 


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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…).

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.

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