The ESRC Centre for Time Use Research is a world-leading, multidisciplinary research group based at the UCL Institute of Education in University College London (UCL). Our team of researchers – which includes sociologists, economists, and demographers – work with Time Use Data to investigate issues in areas including social life, work-life balance, family, gender, and economics.
The centre is also home to the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS) which brings together more than a million diary days from over 70 randomly sampled national-scale surveys, into a single standardised format. MTUS allows researchers to analyse time spent by different sorts of people in various sorts of work and leisure activities, over the last 55 years and across 30 countries. CTUR is also funded by the US National Institutes of Health, and by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.
Relocation of the Research Facility
Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) team and the research facility are in the process of relocating to University College London (UCL) in April 2019.
The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) is calling for submissions to edit the new Journal of Time Use Research beginning July 2018, for a term of three years.
Read the full call here.
CTUR has published a new working paper by Professor Jonathan Gershuny titled New Working paper: Gender Symmetry, Gender Convergence and Historical Work-time Invariance in 24 countries.
Read the full article here.