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Time Budget Study - USA (Jackson)

Resource Type
  • Szalai, Alexander (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
Publication Date
  • Ph. Converse, J. Robinson, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
  • Converse, Philip E., Robinson, John P. Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • Abstract

    Determination of the course of the day over 24 hours as well as description and time length of activities conducted specifying place and interaction partners. Topics: The content of the study is described under ZA Study No. 0625. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; family composition; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; size of household; head of household; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons; housing situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-11 / 1966-05
  • 1965-11 / 1966-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Jackson (US-MI-JXN)
  • Jackson (US-MI-JXN)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18-65.
Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
The study is part of an international comparative investigation (ZA Study Nos. 0266 to 0279). This is a data set with hierarchic data structure. The specified number of cards refers to the maximum number of cards per respondent. A reduced data set in a rectangular format, contining only number, length and type of activities as well as demography and the additional survey topics, is also available.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0276 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Szalai, Alexander (Hrsg.): The Use of Time: Daily Activities of Urban and Suburban Populations in Twelve Countries. The Hague, Paris: Mouton 1972

Update Metadata: 2015-09-01 | Issue Number: 84 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Szalai, Alexander (1966): Time Budget Study - USA (Jackson). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.