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Time Budget Study

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Szalai, Alexander (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universitaet Muenster, Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • Z. Staikov,Scientific Research Group of the Trade Union Council, Sofia (Data Collector)
  • B. Weiner,Sociological Laboratory of the Prague Polytechnical Institute, Prag (Data Collector)
  • L. Cseh-Szombathy, S. Ferge,Sociological Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • P. Aleksic,of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • P. Feldheim, C. Javeau,Institut de Sociologie, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Data Collector)
  • C. Goguel,Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Paris (Data Collector)
  • Ph. Converse, J. Robinson,Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
  • H. Strzeminska, Z. Skorzynski,Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Science,Warschau (Data Collector)
  • R. Rezsohazy,Institute of Political and Social Sciences of theUniversite Catholique de Louvain (Data Collector)
  • G. Manz, G. Lippold,Institut fuer Planung der Konsumtion und des Lebensstandards, Berlin-Karlshorst (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Time use
  • Abstract

    Determination of the course of the day for 24 hours as well as description and time duration of activities conducted specifying places and interaction partners. Topics: Time budget of one day; activity with children; media usage; possession of telephone, radio and television sets; trip to work and use of various means of transport; effective paid working hours; shift work; further education; having a yard; leisure activity. Demography: sex; age (classified); employment; occupation; school education; further education; marital status; head of household; size of household; composition of household; number of children. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons; housing situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-05 / 1966-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • United States (US)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
    Kazanlik (Bulgaria)
  • Györ-Moson-Sopron (HU-GS)
    Gyoer-Sopron (Hungary)
  • Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSHH)
    Olomouc (Czechoslovakia)
  • Arras (FR-62-ARR)
  • Besancon (FR-25-BSN)
  • Chalon-sur-Saône (FR-71-CSS)
  • Metz (FR-57-MZM)
  • Dunkerque (FR-59-DKK)
  • Torun (PL-TO)
  • Callao (PE-CAL-CLL)
  • Peru (PE)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    Hoyerswerda (GDR)
  • Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of (YUCS)
    Kragujevac (Yugoslavia)
  • Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of (YUCS)
    Maribor (Yugoslavia)
  • Épinal (FR-88-EPL)
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 18 to 65 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral and in part written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 25679
    Number of Variables: 210
This data set presents a summary of ZA Study Nos. 0266 to 0279.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0625 (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.
  • Schneider, Annerose: Expressive Verkehrskreise: Eine empirische Untersuchung zu freundschaftlichen und verwandtschaftlichen Beziehungen. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss. Fak., Diss., 1969.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Szalai, Alexander (1976): Zeitbudget-Studie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.