Time Use Survey in India. Presented by: Pratima Gupta Assistant Director CBHI, Dte. GHS, MoHFW. Time Use Survey. The data collected using time-use approach provide comprehensive description of lifestyle of individuals, in terms of how they spend their time in different human activities.
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Time Use Survey in India
CBHI, Dte. GHS, MoHFW
TUS in 1998 – 1999 was mainly conducted with a view :-
To assess the contribution of the women & men in the national economy through unpaid household work
To study the gender discrimination in household activities
Household unpaid work - unaccounted & unrecognized
Mostly performed by women
The days in a week were categorized as normal, weekly variant and abnormal
The entire survey was spread over four sub-rounds of three months each to take care of the effect of seasonality
The tables generated give the weekly average time spent in different types of activities according to various background characteristics like age, sex, place of residence, level of education, economic activity status
To capture the individual response on the time use pattern
All the activities to be categorized into activities pertaining to System of National Accounts (SNA), Extended SNA and Non-SNA.
A new classification was developed for that survey
The activities were grouped into following categories:
SNA ( Productive and Economic) Activities
I. Primary production activities
II. Secondary activities
III. Trade, business and services
Extended SNA Activities
IV. Household maintenance, management and shopping for own households
V. Care for children, the sick, elderly and disabled for own household
VI. Community services and help to other households
VIII.Social and cultural activities, mass media etc.
IX.Personal care and self maintenance