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Daily Routines in 22 Countries: Diary Evidence of Average Daily Time Spent in Thirty Activities

Citation

Kimberly Fisher and John P Robinson. 2010. Daily Routines in 22 Countries: Diary Evidence of Average Daily Time Spent in Thirty Activities. Oxford, UK: Centre for Time Use Research, University of Oxford.

Title
Daily Routines in 22 Countries: Diary Evidence of Average Daily Time Spent in Thirty Activities
Publication details
Publication type: 
Technical paper
Publication date: 
2010/02/05
Paper number: 
2010-01
Publisher: 
Centre for Time Use Research, University of Oxford
Place published: 
Oxford, UK
Authors
Language
English
Grant
ESRC RES-060-25-0037
Abstract
This technical paper provides the reader with a snapshot of daily behaviour in 22 countries for people of prime working age, between the ages of 18 and 641. The versions of this paper published in Social Indicators Research offer three tables showing average time per week in thirty activities for whole populations, then separately for men and for women. In contrast, this document offers six tables displaying time in these activities on an average day. The first three tables display the average time the national populations, then men and women separately, spend in these same 30 activities per day, showing average day as well as average weekday and weekend day figures. No person undertakes every activity they routinely perform in a month or year every single day. For this reason, Tables 1-3 show how long on any given day people across a society are doing the activity, but not how long someone does the activity when they chose to do it. The fourth through sixth tables cover this additional element of the daily activity picture, and show the mean time that people who performed each activity on their diary day spent in its undertaking. That is, these tables show how long the national population, and men and women separately, tend to do an activity if they decide to do that activity on any given day.
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