International Workbook: Time Budget Research (Multi-National Community Data File)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Clark, Susan M. (Dalhousie University, Halifax)
  • Elliott, David H. (Dalhousie University, Halifax)
  • Harvey, Andrew S. (Dalhousie University, Halifax)
  • Stone, Philip J. (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Szalai, Alexander (Karl Marx University, Budapest)
Publication Date
  • Sociological Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • Central Statistical Office, Budapest (Data Collector)
  • National Institute of Statistics and Economic Research, INSEE-Paris (Data Collector)
  • Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Data Collector)
  • Institute of Public Affairs, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Time use
    • Teaching packages and test datasets
  • Abstract

    Exercise data set for the Workbook ´Time Budget Research´. Topics: Questions on occupation and employment; having a yard; degree of formalization; possession of a telephone; possession of radio and television set; possession of books; possession of means of transport; distance to workplace; means of transport used on the way to work; time worked each week and shift work. Frequency and extent of activities such as: primary job, side job, cooking, housework, shopping, occupation with raising children, food, sleep, leisure activity, religious activity, club activity, media usage, cultural entertainment and travel. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; nationality; number of children; size of household; school education; occupational position; employment; area of business of the company; size of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; citizenship; number of employed persons in household; residential status; housing situation. Also encoded were: weekday of interview; specific characters of the day of interview; number of interviews by the interviewer on the day of interview; weather conditions on the day of interview; particular circumstances of the interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-10 / 1975-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Gyór (HU-GY)
  • Pas-de-Calais (FR-62)
  • Doubs (FR-25)
  • Saône-et-Loire (FR-71)
  • Nord (FR-59)
  • Vosges (FR-88)
  • Moselle (FR-57)
  • Nova Scotia (CA-NS)
  • Michigan (US-MI)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Different sample methods
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 7579
    Number of Variables: 208
The data sets on which this exercise file is based are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0270 (Gyoer, Hungary), 0274 (France), 276 (Jackson, USA). These data sets have been collected in ZA Study No. 0625 into a complete data set containing further samples. This is a data set with personal data (see ZA Study No. 1410). The original Canadian data set is not archived in the ZA.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1409 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Harvey, Andrew S.; Szalai, Alexander; Elliott, David H; Stone, Philip J.; Clark, Susan M.: Time Budget Research: An ISSC Workbook in Comparative Analysis. Frankfurt/New York: Campus 1984.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 242 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22