Finnish time use survey

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This page provides a description and a link to a "Finnish time use survey" database that provides information needed when modeling exposure levels or performing exposure assessment.

Short description

The Time Use Survey has been carried out three times. The first survey was made in autumn 1979 and the next one in 1987/1988. The latest survey, 1999/2000, is part of the European Time Use Survey harmonized (HETUS) under the direction of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. The first two surveys were based on individual samples. In the newest survey the data were collected from all over 10-year-old members of the household. Household samples also allow study of intra-household time use. The material contains more than 10,000 survey days. The primary and secondary activities as recorded by the respondents themselves were coded according to a 185-category activity classification. The diary data also cover the time spent together and the location of activity. Background variables for time use data included e.g. sex, age, stage of life, socio-economic group, province, season and day of the week.


Key words

time activity, time use